A regular exhibitor at the Paris Salon, Dargelas was beloved during his lifetime for his sentimental and playful depictions of children. Groups of happy boys and girls playing youthful games in charming rural landscapes were favoured compositions of the artist.
Dargelas, following in the Victorian tradition, was a master of the narrative or “story” picture. He secured his success by appealing to the sentimental attachment to woodlands and pasture of the burgeoning bourgeoisie, many of whom resided in the suburbs of industrial towns. Dargelas’ works provided a delightful escapism from everyday life by mirroring the playfulness and wonder of childhood.
Works by this artist…
Blindmans Buff( ref : 8099 )