16th – 19th Century European Portraits
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç
Yannick Vu & Ben Jakober
10 The collection of children portraits in the Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation
Dr. Elena Ma De Santiago Páez
Pera Museum presented a selection of works from the Yannick and Ben Jakober Foundation’s Children Portraits Collection in the unique and inspiring collection: Golden Children: 16th – 19th Century European Portraits.
In the exhibition catalogue, fifty-seven selected portraits of children explores the European political history and its aristocratic traditions, as well as the beliefs and fashions of their era, through the depictions of the noble and royal children from various countries.
Along with some provincial and naïve works, all of the exhib-ited portraits gave us an insight into a deeper notion of the past. Whether these children are English or Italian, Danish or Spanish, German or Polish, Flemish, Dutch or French, beneath the sumptuous attire and the trappings of wealth, the fine lace, jewels, and protective amulets, young children are depicted.
Date of Publication: 2012
Number of pages: 251