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Jesus invites two children to come to him. Engraving by S. Amsler after B. Thorwaldsen.

  • Thorvaldsen, Bertel, 1770-1844.
[between 1800 and 1899]
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About this work

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Represents saying of Christ : Suffer the little children to come unto me


Bible. N.T. Matthew 19.13-15; Mark 10.13-15; Luke 18.15-18. This episode was extremely rare in art of the middle ages. The theme begins in the Reformation, possibly owing to the acceptance of marriage among protestant pastors (Louis Réau, 'Iconographie de l'art chrétien', Paris 1957, vol. 2, p. 329)


Romae [Rome] : [publisher not identified], [between 1800 and 1899]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 23.2 x 16.5 cm


Cav. A. Thorwaldsen inv. e scolpi. S. Amsler inc. Roma

Lettering note

Bears number: Tav. 9


Wellcome Library no. 22787i


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