Is there a story to The Crying Boy, or did the artist just think to paint it?

Answer

The picture is one of a series of paintings, all of young children. It has been suggested that a lot of the children are orphans or poor children who the painter used as models. There is a story that the little boy depicted perished in a fire when he was older, but this may just be a tall tale.

Updated on April 10, 2018

Original Article:

The Curse of the Crying Boy Painting
By Ann Carney
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