Pair of 19th century “Boy in hat” portraits

A first differentiation between the clothes of boys and girls will take place in the 18th century.
In the old days, children’s fashion was the same for boys and girls. Over the centuries, it was sometimes difficult to tell them apart at first sight, because the boys had long hair until they were 8 years old.
The clothing revolution began in the early 19th century with the spread of English-style fashion in Europe. The table presented is an example where children’s fashion has evolved. The original element of this portrait is the presentation in hat because it is very rare to see it in this way.

19th century,
France

Height: 16,5 inch (42cm)
Width: 15,5 inch (37cm)

Without frame

Height: 13,9 inch (35,5cm)
Width: 10,4 inch (26,5cm)

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