Marguerite Gérard was a French artist, best known for her success with genre art. Born in Grasse, she moved to Paris to live with her sister, Marie-Anne Fragonard, and her sister’s husband, Jean-Honoré Fragonard at the Louvre. While at the Louvre, she became familiar with a plethora of art and began to train under the tutelage of her brother-in-law. Inspired by scenes of everyday life from Dutch genre paintings, she often painted intimate scenes in her works of art, such as motherhood and childhood. A popular artist, much of her success can be attributed to the convenience and practicality of her small-scale paintings.