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Debra Styer (bluehourstudio)

Nicolas - A Hand Painted Victorian Orphan Child Portrait

by Debra Styer

Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.


Victorian, Victorian Portrait, 19th Century, bunny, brown, rabbit, animal

Nicolas, Age 9, Factory Worker

Nicolas misses the sun. He work from sun up to sun down everyday and dreams of days off. Days that he can frolic in the countryside and play with all the little animals that would live there. He dreams of getting away from the filth of the city and living on farm where the air is clean and he can breath.

Nicolas also dreams of finding a family that will love him and take care of him. (His real family left him at an orphanage when he was a baby.)

Will anyone ever take him away from his long working days at the factory? Will he have lots of brothers and sisters and animals to play with? A loving father and mother? Maybe someone will see him and take a chance on this lovely little boy before it's to late and all his dreams are gone...

The original illustration was created by me (Debra Styer) with watercolor and gouache.

Amy Fan commented on January 24, 2013 12:30am
Debra Styer commented on January 24, 2013 9:48am
Thanks Amy!
dogooder commented on January 30, 2013 3:51pm
Great work :)
brenda erickson commented on May 20, 2013 1:13pm
Oh he seems well behaved, but you can just tell that inside he is just trouble...
Love it!
J&S Montague ( OutOfTheMists ) commented on September 28, 2013 5:04am
Sweet character! I hope he is adopted soon!
Tyler Spangler commented on February 9, 2014 7:25am
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