Frère found great success with his depictions of children, in rustic village interiors, engaged in various activities—school lessons, domestic chores, and games with siblings or friends. In both of these images, Frère presents his small subjects sympathetically, adopting their low vantage points. While the young girl diligently sits beside the stove with her ladle at the ready to stir the soup or stew, the boy in the schoolroom sulks after a scolding from his teacher, with the discarded book offering a clue to the cause of his punishment.
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- Artist: Pierre-Édouard Frère, French, 1819-1886
- Medium: Oil on panel
- Place Made: Europe
- Dates: 1863
- Dimensions: 10 7/16 x 8 3/16 in. (26.5 x 20.8 cm) (show scale)
- Signature: Signed and dated lower left: "Ed. Frère. 1863."
- Collections:European Art
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 32.814
- Credit Line: Gift of the executors of the estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam
- Rights Statement: No known copyright restrictions
- Caption: Pierre-Édouard Frère (French, 1819-1886). The Reprimand, 1863. Oil on panel, 10 7/16 x 8 3/16 in. (26.5 x 20.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the executors of the estate of Colonel Michael Friedsam, 32.814
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)