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32 x 48. In this well known painting, Mr. Bellows achieved quite a triumph. It at once gave him a leading position among figure and character painters. The scene is descriptive of the moment a lost child is returned to its mother's arms. A group of women and children crowd around the men who have been out in pursuit of the sweet little girl who strayed away in the woods, and was lost, and who have returned, after many hours of weary search, with the child. The whole scene is wrought with true power, and with exquisite perception of the emotions which such a moment would excite. The mother thanking God for the restoration of her treasure--the old grandmother--the anxious inquiries of the neighborly women--all go to make up a work of touching pathos and power. [P. 191.]
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