A Mendicant Friar of Behar

A Mendicant Friar of Behar

ca. 1905
Publisher No.: 
7129
13.70x
8.80cm

A mendicant is a beggar, one who depends on the goodwill of others to survive. Looking at this short gentleman, one can imagine that he probably had little choice with at least one club foot and two walking sticks to get around, slowly. The lines on his brow testify to what was likely great fortitude in the face of enormous calamity; they also suggest that he has seen, in his lifetime, much of the vast range of human behaviours.