Catalogue entry

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.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I