Hubert Robert (French, 1733–1808). The Swing, 1777–79. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917 (17.190.27) | The image of a woman swinging back and forth on a swing has explicit sexual overtones and is typical of garden scenes in the early eighteenth-century French fêtes galantes tradition, to which Robert's painting belongs.
The Drummond Children. George Drummond (1802–1851), who is seated astride his pony, is accompanied by two children who have been traditionally identified as his sister Margaret and his foster brother. The painting dates from about 1808–09.