Sir Luke Fildes 1844–1927
T01227 Applicants for Admission to a Casual Ward after 1908
Canvas, 22½ x 37 (57 x 94).
Purchased at Christie’s (Grant-in-Aid) 1970.
Coll: Sir Luke Fildes, sold Christie’s, 24 June 1927 (5), bt. Gooden & Fox for Mrs Edwin Tate; ...; F. W. Wignall; his widow, sold 1958; Sir Leonard Stone, sold Christie’s, 10 July 1970 (152, repr.), bt. J. S. Maas & Co. Ltd for the Tate Gallery.
Exh: Works of Art from Private Collections, City of Manchester Art Gallery 1960 (172).
Fildes exhibited ‘Applicants for admission to a casual ward’ (Collection Royal Holloway College) at the Royal Academy in 1874, accompanying it in the catalogue with Dickens’ description of a scene outside the Whitechapel Workhouse in 1855: