Christ Blessing Little Children, Currier & Ives

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Christ seated by wall in a garden surrounded by five children. He wears a blue gown and a red cloak. Catalog No. (?) “266” bottom center. Similar title to 2007.D65, 2007.D66 and 2007.D67.

Remainder of title: /Suffer little children and forbid them not to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Mat XIX, 14 JESU CRISTO BENDECIENDO LAS CRIATURAS.

A group of children approached Jesus and clustered all around him. Though the disciples pushed them away, Jesus rebuked them and said, “These are my children. All children must be free to come to me when they wish for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to all who are as innocent as they.”

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Currier & Ives (American, 1834-1907)
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Hand-colored lithograph
11 3/4 x 8 1/2 inches
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