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Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida - Sad Inheritance [1899] | by Gandalf's Gallery
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Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida - Sad Inheritance [1899]

Here, social drama, conceived in the open air at the seaside of Valencia, naturally integrates light and landscape. Among the group of blind, crazy, crippled, and leprous children, he shows us, with striking realism, the naked body of the child struck polio in the centre of the picture, who, with great difficulty, is trying to bathe at the beach with the help of a monk of the Orden Hospitalaria de San Juan de Dios.

 

[Bancaja Collection, Valencia - Oil on canvas, 210 x 285 cm]

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Uploaded on September 4, 2015