Bruna Amadia aka Giovanni Bragolin (1911-1981) painted around 68 portraits of crying children in the post WWII years in Venice. Many reproductions, like this one, made their way throughout Europe in die mid 20th century and with them the myth spread that the Bragolin crying children pictures were cursed. They were often found, unscathed, in die ashes of burnt down houses. Hmmmm... paranormal much. A lot of tongue wagging about that, but not much is written about Bragolin himself. Some refer to him as one of the "big eye masters". We don't know how many burnt down houses this little girl has survived. Our guess is none. She is in an original mid-century frame and the single word "Bambino" is taped to the back. The frame is 780mm x 590mm.