Artist: Jozef Laurent Dyckmans
An old, blind man sits with a young girl and a dog by his side
Source File: Here : 865 x 1092 pixels.
PD Proof : In Art in Flanders
Comment: Could be good for some mid-Victorian story about poverty.
A working man stands, looking disconsolate, at the door of a house. His wife and children stand behind him, her arm around his neck
Source File: Here : 659 x 1,200 pixels.
PD Proof : In Royal Academy Paintings and Sculpture 1891
Comment: Good for some novel about poverty, or the working-class of Britain.
The interior of the cottage of a poor Scottish family. At left the grandmother sits dozing, a child resting its head on her lap (or perhaps saying its prayers), another standing at her left. The father sits slumped, asleep over a newspaper, the mother tends to a baby in a crib.
Source File: Here 1725 × 1316 pixels.
PD Proof : In Scottish painting past and present, 1620-1908 – page 235
Comment: The right-hand side of this image has already been used for “Sybil, or the Two Nations” by Benjamin Disraeli. However, the left-hand side as in the crop shown here would still be suitable for some rural epic – Thomas Hardy, perhaps?
A woman in dark clothing bends over a child who has collapsed on the wet pavement. A white bundle lays beside them.
Source File: Here : 1,360 × 1,509 pixels.
PD Proof : In Royal Academy Pictures 1890 p.45
Comment: Suitable for something like “Oliver Twist” or “Hard Times”? Has a Dickensian feel, anyway!