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JESUS AND THE CHILDREN.

S. BOURDON.

The subject of this picture will be found in the following verses taken from the Gospel of St. Mark, chap. 10.

“ And they brought young children to him, that he might touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

“ But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, suffer litile children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God.

“Verily, I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of heaven as a little child he shall not enter therein.

“ And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.”

This composition before us displays, in a particular manner, the powers of M. Bourdon; and evinces considerable proficiency in the art, as an historical painter.

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