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The Little Artist of the Market (1912)

An American architect traveling in Europe with his wife and little son, comes upon an Italian artist painting on the Riviera. Little Joe, the artist's son, is lying beside him, drawing on a... See full summary »

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Robert Emmett Tansey ...
Joe - the Little Artist
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The American Architect
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The Architect's Wife
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The Architect's Son
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The Little Artist's Uncle
Louise Sydmeth ...
The Little Artist's Aunt
Bliss Milford ...
The Maid
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Rowdy - the Dog
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An American architect traveling in Europe with his wife and little son, comes upon an Italian artist painting on the Riviera. Little Joe, the artist's son, is lying beside him, drawing on a piece of paper. While admiring the artist's work, the architect's eye falls upon the drawing of the boy; he is struck by the lad's unusual talent which is along the lines of architectural drawing. A year later, the artist having died, little Joe is brought to New York at the request of his only living relative, an uncle, who is a fruit dealer. The uncle and his wife mistreat the little orphan in various ways, forcing him to sleep in the cellar and only half feeding him. The boy's inherent artistic tendencies cause him to make drawings on all the available fruit boxes at the stand, using the charcoal from the uncle's peanut roaster as a crayon and drawing the designs from his recollection of the old buildings in Italy. Joe's only friend is Rowdy, a stray dog which he has befriended, and with which, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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20 July 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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