Seen in the Louvre museum : The Israelites gathering manna in the desert (Nicolas Poussin)

Detail of the Israelites gathering manna in the desert (Nicolas Poussin)

Detail of a painting by Nicolas POUSSIN (Les Andelys, 1594 - Rome, 1665) : "The Israelites gathering manna in the desert"See the full painting :http://www.wga.hu/art/p/poussin/2a/19gather.jpgTo see some comments related to this painting, pleaseĀ see here.Extract from this page :"Located in the left foreground it consists of a young mother breast-feeding her own starving mother while bidding her hungry child to wait. The desperate plight of this family contrasts dramatically with all the other groups and figures who are gathering manna, or rejoicing as it falls from heaven"

The Israelites gathering manna in the desert (Nicolas Poussin)

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Roman Charity by Ellen Wetmore

While Cimon and Pero is well covered in art history, never do we see evidence of Pliny the Elder's version of the story in which a woman feeds her own mother. This story of salvation is one Ellen Wetmore has elected to tell.