- Antonio Sciortino created this masterpiece when he was only twenty four years old. The statue represents three poor street children who roamed the streets of Paris during the tumultuous days of the 1848 revolution, inspired from the great novel Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. For this work the sculptor was influenced by the Impressionists and by the French sculptor August Rodin (1840-1917).The sculpture was inaugurated in Malta in 1907, however, it had been already successfully exhibited in Rome and Paris by 1905. Until some years ago it was displayed at the Upper Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, from where it was removed and brought to the National Museum of Fine Arts for conservation purposes, due to its exposure to the elements which had led to considerable deterioration.
- Repository/Location: National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)
- : 124 x 150 x 92 cm
- Romanticism [Create]
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