Thomas Benjamin Kennington Orphans 1885

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Artist
Title
Orphans
Date 1885
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1016 x 762 mm
frame: 1375 x 1115 x 150 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
Reference
N01560
Not on display

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Kennington was one of the founder members of the New English Art Club in 1886, and its first Secretary. He was well known for his compelling pictures of the urban poor, although he also painted less emotive scenes from everyday life, and portraits. The rich colouring, smooth handling of paint, and subject were probably inspired by the work of the seventeenth-century Spanish artist Murillo, who also painted poor children.

August 2004

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