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The Prodigal Son Leaves Home – After Abraham Bosse

Title: The Prodigal Son Leaves Home – Listoire de l’enfant prodigue

After Abraham Bosse (French, Tours 1602/04–1676 Paris)

Beautiful renaissance period engraving of a scene from the story of the prodigal son, the famous biblical story of redemption.  Depicted here is the scene in which the father divides his inheritance, and one of his two sons takes his half of the money and departs.   From a series of illustrations of the entire story – Circa 1640.

Medium: Etching and engraving

References: Copy in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum in New York