In Matthew 18:3, Jesus says: "If you do not return and become a child, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven." To go before God as a child is to go before God stripped of our sins and doubts, full of wide-eyed inspiration that comes from total faith; God seeks a child-like submissiveness and meekness, and unadulterated faith. Measures: 10 ½ x 9 in 25 ½ x 22 ¾ in.
Danish artist Carl Heinrich Bloch (1834 - 1890) studied with Wilhelm Marstrand at the Royal Danish Academy of Art (Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi). His early work featured rural scenes from everyday life but grew into the development of the historical style for which he is recognized. in 1865, Bloch was commissioned to produce 23 paintings for the Chapel at Frederiksborg Palace. These were all scenes from the life of Christ which have become very popular as illustrations.