Work
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 31cm x 22cm

Description

A group of workmen are shown digging up a road to lay sewage pipes. Around them are a variety of people from all walks of life. These include on the right the figures of Rev. F. D. Maurice and Thomas Carlyle, Victorian thinkers, and sleeping itinerant workers out of work. At the back a rich man and his daughter survey the workmen on horseback. To the left is a lady distributing religious tracts, a woman in fashionable dress and a beggar man making enough to live off by selling country flowers. In the foreground are an impoverished, parentless family of children being brought up by the oldest girl.

Image Details

Dimensions
 
684mm x 990mm
Medium
 
Oil on canvas.
Acquisition
 
Bequeathed by James Richardson Holliday, 1927.
Accession Number
 
1927P349

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