N01560 ORPHANS 1885
Inscr. ‘T. B. Kennington. 85’ b.r.
Canvas, 40×30 (102×76).
Tate Gift 1894.
Coll: Purchased by Henry Tate from the artist.
Exh: R.O.I., December 1885–January 1886 (48, repr. from woodcut), as ‘Poverty’; R.A., 1886 (741); St Jude's School, Whitechapel, 1887.
Lit: Walter Armstrong, ‘The Henry Tate Collection II’ in Art Journal, 1893, p.122, repr. p.66 from engraving by J. C. Griffiths.
Repr: Sir Edward J. Poynter, The National Gallery, III, 1900, p.139.
The subject may have been suggested by Murillo.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I