A prodigal son returns to his family: his mother welcomes him back, but his father turns away, despite the pleas of his sister. Mezzotint by J. Scott, 1840, after E. Prentis.
- Prentis, Edward, 1797-1854.
- March 20th 1840
About this work
On a wall hangs a large framed painting of the biblical prodigal son in a brothel. A piano holds the score of the song "Home sweet home", of which the music was composed in 1822 by Henry Bishop and the words by John Howard Payne. The housekeeper or other servant stands in the open doorway, gesticulating
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