Loterie des enfants trouvés, 1674 - the theme of a swaddled Jesus to remember the life of the population was common in religious and artistic circles who offered charity in Paris in the middle of the 17th century. It is opposed to the sensual depiction of Jesus as a child in the more official classical art, inspired by the Renaissance.
Bibliothèque royale de Bruxelles, Belgique
In 1633 Vincent de Paul founded in Paris the Companie des Filles de la Charité, whose nuns dedicated themselves to the poors and lost children. In 1640 they received the royal charge to take care of any child found in the streets of Paris. Each year, 500 children were abandoned