June 19, 2016
Sir Edward John Poynter (1836-1919), The Prodigal’s Return, 1869, oil on canvas, 47 ¼ x 36 inches. Brigham Young University Museum of Art, purchased with funds provided by Ira and Mary Lou Fulton, 2005.
Happy Father’s Day!
“18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.
20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.”
See this piece by Sir Edward John Poynter in the upcoming exhibition, To Magnify the Lord: Six Centuries of Art and Devotion.