Monday, September 7, 2009

Arthur Hughes - L'enfant Perdu

Experimenting with the effects of lantern light, it was well received. The Mother, Father (and dog) have been searching for their child in the wild woods. There is also a slightly different smaller version painted by Hughes called The Lost Child (the English title of this piece) which is confusingly sold under the same name.


Ruthie Redden said...

I so love the lighting in this painting. i see what you mean about the pre-raphelite series on tv, i was so disappointed!

Hermes said...

Thank you, I only recently came across this and loved the use of light.