- Oil paint on canvas
- Support: 457 x 349 mm
frame: 714 x 650 x 115 mm
- Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
This picture shows Irish emigrants at Ballinasloe station on their way to Galway to board boats to America. This is one of a number of paintings on the very topical subject of emigration which appeared at public exhibitions around this time. They were intended to draw attention to the plight of the poor, and also to provoke a charitable response in the spectator.Erskine Nicol was born in Scotland but established his reputation painting Irish subjects.
Gallery label, July 2007
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