European beggars

Despite the establishment of the European social state, the existence of beggars was always a constant social issue. Numerous artists have painted this scourge of various types of society.

Apesar do estabelecimento do Estado social europeu, o problema dos pedintes manteve-se sempre atual. Numerosos artistas pintaram esta chaga dos vários tipos de sociedade.

Ivan Alekseyevich Yermenyov (1746-1792)-'the singing beggars'-watercolor    St Petersburg-Russian Museum

Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793-1865)-'the charity'-ca 1865

Johann Georg Meyer (1813-1886)-'begging children'-oil on canvas-1880

Antoine Béranger (1785-1867)-'blind beggar and a young boy at the house of a lady'-oil on canvas-1819

Michel Martin Droling (1789-1851)-'alms to the poor'-oil on canvas    Private collection

William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905)-'little beggars'-1880

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