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Bartholomé Esteban Murillo, Boys eating Melons

Murillo, Bartholomé Esteban (1618 Sevilla 1682). Boys eating melons. “Murillo’s street urchins” with melons and other fruit. Besides them a lamb. Steel engraving by William French (c. 1815 – East Grinstead 1898). 3rd quarter of 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.8 × 13.3 cm).

One of the three sympathetic depictions of urchins in Munich. – “Under the torn dresses lives contentment and frolic-some joy” (Nagler). – As depiction of melons rare.

Offer no. 5,072 / EUR  56. (c. US$ 65.) + shipping


„ danke für ihre sendung (Hogarth’s Superstition in Heath-Abdruck), die mich in bestem zustand erreicht hat. große freude, gefällt mir sehr gut … mit freundlichen sammlergrüßen “

(Herr W. K., 7. August 2015)