This Children Painting of four cupids leaning over clouds and playing with festoons of flowers is a typical example Schweickhardt’s decorative panels, which forms a pair with 560-1882. Flower PaintingsThe artist especially favoured children and putti's subject matters for which he took his inspiration from the masters of the genre, the French Rococo painters Francois Boucher and Jean-Honore Fragonard. Boats Paintings These subjects are purely decorative and recall an idyllic Arcadian world, a trend that also spread in French literature of the late 18th century. People PaintingsHendrik Willem Schweickhardt (1746-1797) was a German painter who came to The Hague in 1775, where he was the pupil of Hieronymus Lapis (active 1758-1788). In 1885 he moved to London where he spent the rest of his life. Building Paintings He was the teacher of Pieter Gaal (1770-1819), Andrea Scacciati II (1725-1771) and of his own daughter Katharina Wilhelmina Schweickhardt (1776-1830).