A Chariming subject. Three schoolboys walking along a country road give food from their basket to a blind old soldier, seated by a cottage wall and begging by the roadside. The soldier carries a knapsack, has his dog on a string, and carries a board stating which battles he fought in. In the background is a country scene. Bigg (1755-1828), a pupil of Edward Penny, entered the Academy schools in 1778. School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man was his first major work, exhibited at the Academy in the same year. He was elected an Academician in 1814 and died in Great Russell Street in February 1828).
School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man.
John Raphael Smith after William Redmore Bigg School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man. London, J. R. Smith Oct. 10th 1781 – July 1st 1782 Mezzotint 460x580mm Trimmed on platemarks, slight marginal browning
SKU: 2592 Category: Decorative & Misc. prints