There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children; one is roots, the other, wings. - anonymous
Love your quote underneath the pic.
That is some remarkably good art -- it tells quite a story.
Thanks for posting a picture of the "Breaking Home Ties" painting. We sent our oldest son off to college a few months back. Except for the clothing the young man in the picture is wearing and the Dad smoking a cigarette (I quit 5 years ago), that could be my son and me! Our dog would rest his head on my son's lap too! It was hard sending our son off, we really miss him, but that's what a parent's job is, to raise them up well and send them off into the world.
I have a digital imaged Rockwell I altered for my wife, as an anniversity present. It is a picture of a couple at the clerk of court getting their marriage license. I altered the dat on the calendar to say 11/1, which is our anniversary. We got married at the clerk because of our families rejecting our getting married. That was OK, though. It meant we could spend the money we would have on a reception, on our honeymoon. The couple in the piture looked enough like my wife and I that it was eeire. My wife even had a similar yellow dress on.
I wish I could find the original, as I would love to have it (I would not alter the date on the original).
Hovenden's "Breaking Home Ties" was the most popular painting at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.
The Rockwell painting is less of a set-piece, more concentrated, more of a "close up". But both "tell the story" (and the dogs are amazingly alike.)
That is one of my favorite Rockwells. Thank you for posting the picture.
***There are only two lasting bequests we can give our children; one is roots, the other, wings. - anonymous***
Love that quote! A similar one is, "Hold your children close to you with open arms." I don't know who the author is.