Saturday, April 19, 2008

William Powell Frith - "When we devote our youth to God ..."

"When we devote our youth to God,
'Tis pleasing in his eyes,
A flower when offered in the bud, is no vain sacrifice."
from Watts' children's hymns

painted 1852

His first painting of contemporay life, sold at auction by Messrs Lloyd in 1855 for the good sum then of 31- gns. Sold at Sotherby's in 1993.

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