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This sculpture was made early in Rodin's career, while he was working in Belgium.
You can see that the naturalism of the babies' bodies is very different from the expressive, exaggerated forms of Rodin's later work.
What's the story with this?
The theme to this one is actually fairly simple. It is meant to show innocent happiness with a cherub and a young child hugging surrounded by flowers.
This kind of lively, pleasant scene was popular in decoration in the 18th and 19th centuries. Essentially, the happy, innocent subject was fashionable!