With a few spontaneous strokes and jottings, Doré records the children at play.


  • Title: Four Children Playing
  • Creator: Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883)
  • Date Created: ca. 1858
  • External Link: For more information about this and thousands of other works of art in the Walters Art Museum collection, please visit art.thewalters.org
  • Roles: Artist: Gustave Doré (French, 1832-1883)
  • Provenance: Joseph F. McCrindle (1923-2008), New York, #A0334; Joseph F. McCrindle Foundation, New York, 2008, by bequest; Walters Art Museum, 2009, by gift.
  • Object Type: drawings
  • Medium: ink on cream-colored paper (matted and framed)
  • Inscriptions: [Date] Beneath the standing figure on the left is a date: 1854 (?)
  • Exhibitions: Expanding Horizons: Recent Additions to the Drawings Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2010.
  • Dimensions: H: 7 11/16 x W: 4 3/4 in. (19.53 x 12.07 cm)
  • Credit Line: Gift of the Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2009
  • Classification: Painting & Drawing
  • Accession Number: 37.2807

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