The Prodigal Son 1850
by Thomas Couture
This painting of the prodigal son as a forlorn youth seated next to a man talking to a young woman is a replica of a work exhibited in the Paris Salon of 1841. The original version was destroyed in the Chicago Fire of 1871.
- 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (33.6 x 26 cm)
- oil on canvas
- Courtesy of the Walters Art Museum