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Famine

John Charles Dollman
1904

This is an oil painting of a tall emaciated figure advancing through a ravaged land pursued by hungry wolves and ravens by the artist John Charles Dollman.

This painting was originally exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1904 and narrowly missed being purchased for the nation.  

Some people read this haunting painting as a starvation of the human body, with its vision of a shrouded death surrounded by hungry wolves. The artist, however, intended it to portray a famine of human spirit, or death of the soul after its neglect.