Sick and exhausted, Taddeo arrives in his hometown
of Sant’Angelo in Vado, near the eastern coast of
Italy. Falling into his parents’ arms, he deliriously
gives them his sack of “painted” stones and is sent to
bed. There Taddeo is lovingly attended by his family.
Especially touching is the little boy at his bedside,
inscribed “Federico”—Taddeo’s younger brother by
about twelve years, and the artist of this series.