So They Brought Their Little Children - Original oil painting

So They Brought Their Little Children - Original oil painting

Original Sold--no longer available

"So They Brought Their Little Children" features the Messiah's ministery among the children of the multitude to whom He appeared in the Americas following His ressurection (3 Nephi 17). This painting is part of the Messiah Collection. Oil on panel, 19.5 in. x 15 in. Framed. Frame dimensions (outside) 27 in. x 22.5 in. Made in the USA. Categories: Elspeth Young, Figure, Heroes of the Book of Mormon, Oil painting, So They Brought Their Little Children & The Messiah


So They Brought Their Little Children - Original oil painting by Elspeth Young

So They Brought Their Little Children - Original oil painting


by Elspeth Young

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Copyright 2019 by Elspeth Young, All Rights Reserved. You may not print, copy, or reproduce this work or make derivate works from it without the prior written consent of the copyright holder. For permissions, please review our FAQ page.

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We have framed our own artworks for more than 25 years, and during that time we have provided a variety of framing services to patrons upon request.  For various reasons--including constant change in the availability of moulding styles--we cannot offer off-the-shelf framing options or response times typically associated with such a service.  Of necessity, all of our framing projects are custom projects that are priced, completed, and billed accordingly.  For example, inasmuch as the Studios does not maintain a selection of off-the-shelf moulding options, moulding styles actually available at the time of a request for information about framing options must be researched... Read more »

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At Home: A Personal Journal  features 128 original artworks consisting of 51 original oil paintings from the Artists of Al Young Studios, 44 images from the Studios' Limited Editions Collection, nine pen and ink drawings and block prints by Ashton, seven of Al's exquisitely crafted pencil drawings, and one lithograph from his private portfolios... Read more »

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Illustration: So They Brought Their Little Children

By Al R. Young
High-resolution digital copies are available from the Studios for use as illustrations.  Use the serial number—appearing below the thumbnail—in requesting permission from the Studios (see links at the bottom of this page for detail).


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Elspeth C. Young completes new oil painting - "So They Brought Their Little Children"

By Al R. Young So They Brought Their Little Children is the newest oil painting to be added to the line of original artworks from Al Young Studios.

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Project Commentaries: So They Brought Their Little Children by Elspeth Young

By Al R. Young Elspeth is working on a new painting for the Studio's Messiah Collection.  It will depict a mother bringing her little child to the Savior, as described in 3 Nephi 17: 11-24.  Though the Savior, Himself, is not visible within the painting, the young one stretches forth her hand to Him, and in turn, His radiant light encircles her in hope, healing, and, symbolically, the ministering of angels.  
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