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8x10 oil on panel, black wood floater frame. 

Children holding hands and singing "Ring around Rosie."

This is a childhood game played in European and American cultures -in addition to "hide and seek", "red rover" etc. 

It is unknown what the earliest version of the rhyme was or when it began. Many incarnations of the game have a group of children form a ring, dance in a circle around a person, and stoop or curtsy with the final line. The slowest child to do so is faced with a penalty or becomes the "rosie" (literally: rose tree, from the French rosier) and takes their place in the center of the ring.

"Ring-a-round the rosie,
A pocket full of posies,
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down."


The children sing this song, hold hands and move in a circle, with a child in the center; the original references are traced back to German mythology -"Gifted children of fortune have the power to laugh roses, as Freyja wept gold." 


Ring Around Rosie

SKU: 25DM2020-4
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