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Childrens Game Collection

"Capturing the Joy of Children's Games Through Art" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of children's games

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children?s Games, 1560. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)

Children?s Games, 1560. Artist: Bruegel (Brueghel), Pieter, the Elder (ca 1525-1569)
Children?s Games, 1560. Found in the collection of the Art History Museum, Vienne

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Ring of Roses

Ring of Roses. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children playing, 1837. Artist: Pavlov, Kapiton Stepanovich (1792-1852)

Children playing, 1837. Artist: Pavlov, Kapiton Stepanovich (1792-1852)
Children playing, 1837. Found in the collection of the State Open-air Museum of History, Architecture and Art, Pskov

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Beach Scene. Artist: Homer, Winslow (1836-1910)

Beach Scene. Artist: Homer, Winslow (1836-1910)
Beach Scene. Found in the collection of Thyssen-Bornemisza Collections

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Child and cat

Child and cat. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Four Girls Playing with an Apple, 1880, Germany, Historical, digital reproduction of an original

Four Girls Playing with an Apple, 1880, Germany, Historical, digital reproduction of an original 19th century painting
1900s, 19th-century, 4, 4 people, activities, activity, animal feed, animal feeds, apple, apples, arts, black, black-and-white, black-white, bunch of, childlike, children, children's game

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: On the village street, children playing in the puddles, Germany, 1898, Historic

On the village street, children playing in the puddles, Germany, 1898, Historic
1900s, 19th-century, 5 people, activities, activity, arts, bad weather, boy, building, buildings, childlike, children, children's game, children's games, countryside, daylight, daytime

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children Playing on a Staircase, 1888, Germany, Historic, digital reproduction of an original

Children Playing on a Staircase, 1888, Germany, Historic, digital reproduction of an original 19th-century painting
1900s, 19th-century, 5 people, arts, auf, black, black-and-white, black-white, break, childlike, children, children's game, children's games, contemporary, depiction, depictions, digital

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of Saint Clement s

Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of Saint Clement s
LLM460258 Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of Saint Clements by Anderson, Anne (1874-1930); Private Collection; (add.info.: Oranges and lemons, Say the bells of Saint Clement s)

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Les Quatre Coins, from Sports & Divertissements, pub. 1914 (pochoir print)

Les Quatre Coins, from Sports & Divertissements, pub. 1914 (pochoir print)
3282446 Les Quatre Coins, from Sports & Divertissements, pub. 1914 (pochoir print) by Martin, Charles (1848-1934); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: The Game of Civettino (tempera on panel)

The Game of Civettino (tempera on panel)
LEE62662 The Game of Civettino (tempera on panel) by Giovanni di Ser Giovanni, (Lo Scheggia) (15th c.); Museo della Casa Fiorentina Antica, Palazzo Davanzati, Florence, Tuscany

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Colin Maillard, from Sports & Divertissements, pub. 1914 (pochoir print)

Colin Maillard, from Sports & Divertissements, pub. 1914 (pochoir print)
3282455 Colin Maillard, from Sports & Divertissements, pub. 1914 (pochoir print) by Martin, Charles (1848-1934); Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; French, out of copyright

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Blindmans Buff (colour litho)

Blindmans Buff (colour litho)
STC255613 Blindmans Buff (colour litho) by English School; Private Collection; The Stapleton Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Girl Skipping, 1863 (oil on canvas)

Girl Skipping, 1863 (oil on canvas)
NOO367887 Girl Skipping, 1863 (oil on canvas) by Houston, John Adam P. (1812-84); Private Collection; Photo eJohn Noott Galleries, Broadway, Worcestershire, UK; Scottish, out of copyright

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children Dancing (oil on canvas)

Children Dancing (oil on canvas)
NOO367881 Children Dancing (oil on canvas) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; Photo eJohn Noott Galleries, Broadway, Worcestershire, UK; English, out of copyright

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children jumping rope in garden. Creator: Lebasque, Henri (1865-1937)

Children jumping rope in garden. Creator: Lebasque, Henri (1865-1937)
Children jumping rope in garden. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Blind Mans Bluff. Creator: Makovsky, Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915)

Blind Mans Bluff. Creator: Makovsky, Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915)
Blind Mans Bluff. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Girls Dance. Creator: Franchi (detto il Pollino), Cesare (active last quarter of 16th cen

Girls Dance. Creator: Franchi (detto il Pollino), Cesare (active last quarter of 16th cen
Girls Dance. Found in the Collection of British Library

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Child with a Horse Toy, c. 1925. Creator: Zabota, Ivan (1877-1939)

Child with a Horse Toy, c. 1925. Creator: Zabota, Ivan (1877-1939)
Child with a Horse Toy, c. 1925. Found in the Collection of Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children fighting for chestnuts (Ninos peleandose por castanas), 1786

Children fighting for chestnuts (Ninos peleandose por castanas), 1786. Found in the Collection of Coleccion Santamarca

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children Playing Soldiers (Ninos jugando a soldados), 1786. Creator: Goya, Francisco

Children Playing Soldiers (Ninos jugando a soldados), 1786. Creator: Goya, Francisco
Children Playing Soldiers (Ninos jugando a soldados), 1786. Found in the Collection of Coleccion Santamarca

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Two girls playing with cat, 1907

Two girls playing with cat, 1907. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Sunday Evening in a Farmhouse in Dalarna, 1860

Sunday Evening in a Farmhouse in Dalarna, 1860. Found in the collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Pontus, 1890

Pontus, 1890. Found in the collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: A Day of Celebration, 1895

A Day of Celebration, 1895. Found in the Collection of Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Boy with a Top (A Child with a Teetotum), 1738

Boy with a Top (A Child with a Teetotum), 1738. Found in the Collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Round Dance Of Putti. Sunrise

Round Dance Of Putti. Sunrise. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Game of Jumping on a Board, ca 1812. Artist: Korneev (Karneev)

Game of Jumping on a Board, ca 1812. Artist: Korneev (Karneev), Yemelyan Mikhaylovich (ca 1780-after 1839)
Game of Jumping on a Board, ca 1812. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Boys playing Knucklebones (Babki), ca 1812. Artist: Korneev (Karneev)

Boys playing Knucklebones (Babki), ca 1812. Artist: Korneev (Karneev), Yemelyan Mikhaylovich (ca 1780-after 1839)
Boys playing Knucklebones (Babki), ca 1812. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: The Pristenok Game, ca 1812. Artist: Korneev (Karneev), Yemelyan Mikhaylovich (ca 1780-after 1839)

The Pristenok Game, ca 1812. Artist: Korneev (Karneev), Yemelyan Mikhaylovich (ca 1780-after 1839)
The Pristenok Game, ca 1812. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Portrait of a boy in a red dress with military toys

Portrait of a boy in a red dress with military toys. Found in the Collection of Art and pedagogical toy museum, Sergiyev Posad

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Gorodki Game

Gorodki Game. Found in the Collection of State Museum of A.S. Pushkin, Moscow

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Boys playing Knucklebones (Babki)

Boys playing Knucklebones (Babki). Found in the Collection of State Museum of A.S. Pushkin, Moscow

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: The game of svayka

The game of svayka. Found in the Collection of State Museum of A.S. Pushkin, Moscow

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Are You Afraid of Me?

Are You Afraid of Me?. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Boys on the beach, c. 1895. Artist: Hofmann, Ludwig, von (1861-1945)

Boys on the beach, c. 1895. Artist: Hofmann, Ludwig, von (1861-1945)
Boys on the beach, c. 1895. Found in the collection of Staatliche Museen, Berlin

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Ex Nugis. Childrens Games. Artist: Sillemans, Experiens (1611-1653)

Ex Nugis. Childrens Games. Artist: Sillemans, Experiens (1611-1653)
Ex Nugis. Childrens Games. Private Collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Portrait of Sergey Ivanovich Volkov as child, ca 1808. Artist: Anonymous

Portrait of Sergey Ivanovich Volkov as child, ca 1808. Artist: Anonymous
Portrait of Sergey Ivanovich Volkov as child, ca 1808. Found in the collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Boy from Terlikov Family, 1870s-1880s. Artist: Anonymous

Boy from Terlikov Family, 1870s-1880s. Artist: Anonymous
Boy from Terlikov Family, 1870s-1880s. Found in the collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Girl with parrot, Mid of the 18th century. Artist: Anonymous

Girl with parrot, Mid of the 18th century. Artist: Anonymous
Girl with parrot, Mid of the 18th century. Found in the collection of State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Grand Bazar des Halles et des Postes, 1899. Artist: Fernel, Fernand (1872-1934)

Grand Bazar des Halles et des Postes, 1899. Artist: Fernel, Fernand (1872-1934)
Grand Bazar des Halles et des Postes, 1899. From a private collection

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: The Boat Builders, 1873. Artist: Homer, Winslow (1836-1910)

The Boat Builders, 1873. Artist: Homer, Winslow (1836-1910)
The Boat Builders, 1873. Found in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Childrens soldier games. Artist: Reiter, Johann Baptist (1813-1890)

Childrens soldier games. Artist: Reiter, Johann Baptist (1813-1890)
Childrens soldier games. Found in the collection of Museum Georg Schafer, Schweinfurt

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: La Colonie de vacances (Summer camp), 1913

La Colonie de vacances (Summer camp), 1913. Found in the collection of Musee de l Oise, Beauvais

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Childrens Room, Early 19th cen Artist: Vdovichev, P. (active First Half of 19th cen. )

Childrens Room, Early 19th cen Artist: Vdovichev, P. (active First Half of 19th cen. )
Childrens Room, Early 19th cen.. Found in the collection of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Children in ambush. Artist: Pryanishnikov, Illarion Mikhailovich (1840-1894)

Children in ambush. Artist: Pryanishnikov, Illarion Mikhailovich (1840-1894)
Children in ambush. Found in the collection of the State Open-air Museum of History and Architecture, Pereslavl Zalessky

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Troika, 1860. Artist: Popov, Andrei Andreyevich (1832-1896)

Troika, 1860. Artist: Popov, Andrei Andreyevich (1832-1896)
Troika, 1860. Found in the collection of the State Museum of History, Architecture and Art, Rybinsk

Background imageChildrens Game Collection: Portrait of the Stasovs Children, Early 1870s. Artist: Makovsky, Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915)

Portrait of the Stasovs Children, Early 1870s. Artist: Makovsky, Konstantin Yegorovich (1839-1915)
Portrait of the Stasovs Children, Early 1870s. Found in the collection of the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg



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"Capturing the Joy of Children's Games Through Art" Step back in time and immerse yourself in the enchanting world of children's games, as depicted by renowned artists throughout history. From Pieter Bruegel the Elder to Winslow Homer, these captivating paintings capture the innocence, energy, and imagination that define childhood. In Bruegel's "Children’s Games, " painted in 1560, we witness a bustling scene filled with over 200 different games played by children from all walks of life. This masterpiece showcases the timeless nature of play and its ability to bring people together across generations. Fast forward to Germany in the late 19th century, where "Four Girls Playing with an Apple" portrays a group of young girls engrossed in their game. Their laughter echoes through time as they revel in simple pleasures amidst a backdrop of historical significance. Another German painting from 1898 transports us to a village street where children find joy even on rainy days. Splashing around puddles becomes an exhilarating adventure as they embrace spontaneity and create their own fun. Moving indoors, "Children Playing on a Staircase" captures the thrill and mischief that often accompany games within familiar settings. The staircase transforms into an imaginary playground where boundaries blur between reality and make-believe. The iconic nursery rhyme comes alive through Pavlov's brushstrokes in "Ring of Roses. " As children hold hands encircling each other, we are reminded that games not only entertain but also foster social bonds among peers. Venturing beyond Europe, Winslow Homer paints a vibrant beach scene where children frolic under sunny skies. Their carefree spirits mirror those found on sandy shores worldwide – evidence that regardless of location or era, play is universal. Animals too become companions during playtime; as seen in "Child and Cat, " tender moments unfold between two innocent souls who share love for one another without words or barriers.