Young Beggars.
 Decamps, Alexandre-Gabriel, 1803-1860

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Title:Young Beggars
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Alexandre Decamps practiced an energetic, naturalistic style, employing rough brush strokes with strong contrasts between light and dark. His innovations were often met with criticism among the academic practitioners. He was one of the first, if not the first, painter to travel to the Holy Land for the purpose of representing scriptural themes in their most historically accurate settings. This small painting, while not a direct Biblical illustration, graphically portrays the poignancy of children who must beg for food in order to live. In the left of the painting, almost too dark to perceive, is a woman/man? holding a small child over high steps as the little one hands a piece of bread to the children below.

Date:1803-1860
Artist:Decamps, Alexandre-Gabriel, 1803-1860
Building:Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Object/Function:Painting
City/Town:Boston
State:MA
Country:United States

Scripture:Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 147
Lectionary links:CProp20
BEpip05
BProp23
General Subject:Poverty
Children

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Attribution:Decamps, Alexandre-Gabriel, 1803-1860. Young Beggars, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=50303 [retrieved November 29, 2020]. Original source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alexandre_Gabriel_Decamps_-_Young_Beggars_-_23.508_-_Museum_of_Fine_Arts.jpg.
Record Number:50303 Last Updated: 2020-10-29 07:46:12 Record Created: 2007-03-21 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition