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The Shunamite's Child

Photo credit: Worcester Porcelain Museum

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The artist, Dr John Wall, followed the tradition for illustrating historical events in a rather theatrical way, but it may have been the medical side of this bible story that interested him. The Book of Kings explains that the hospitality and faith of the Shunammite woman had been rewarded by the gift of a son, but after a few days the child became ill and died. She took her son to the Profet Elisha who prayed to God and by a miracle the child was restored to life.

Worcester Porcelain Museum


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    100 x 120 cm (E)

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  • Acquisition method

    unknown acquisition method


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Worcester Porcelain Museum

Severn Street, Worcester, Worcestershire WR1 2ND England

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