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You should also take a close look at this painting when you're there. It's another favourite of mine.. Must have been hard to be in the circus back then. The interesting thing about this painting is how it came about. There was a suggestion of a new law in France 1878 to outlaw children under 16 to work hard labour. Nils Forberg who painted this painting wanted to show the cruelty with this piece...only problem was that he used a 11 year old boy to pose for him..and in that position that the boy is standing it was concidered hard labour for an underaged kid. So he actually comitted a criminal action creating this piece. Life's a bi..ch eh?
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