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Elijah and the Widow's Son

Ford Madox Brown

 
Elijah and the Widow's Son
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Description

The elderly figure of Elijah descends down a flight of stairs on the right carrying a boy dressed in grave clothes. The boy's mother kneels on the left with her arms held up in prayer. A chicken with a chick balanced on its back is in the bottom right corner. There is a doorway behind the mother with hebrew writing over the top and a wine bottle set into the wall. The swallow using this as its home casts a shadow on the wall.

Image Details

Dimensions
 
525mm x 343mm
Medium
 
Oil on panel.
Acquisition
 
Presented by Sir John T Middlemore, Bt., 1912.
Accession Number
 
1912P23

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