Monday, October 16, 2006

Madame Tussaud's- And When Did You Last see Your Father?

And When Did You Last see Your Father? (1878)

Based on the painting by William Fredrick Yeames, this tableau recreates the famous problem picture "And When Did You Last see Your Father?" The poor boy must choose between honesty and saving his Royalist father whom the soldier wants to capture. The boy's family stands behind, crying at the possibility that he may reveal his father's location. The detail on this accurate reproduction makes this scene more than just an above average set.

Notice just how close the tableau is to the original painting. Problem paintings were very popular in the nineteenth Century because of the ambiguous and complicated nature of the stories portrayed.

Visit the Madame Tussaud's London website here.


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