When the Day is Done – Thomas Faed

Artist: Thomas Faed

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?

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Homeless – Thomas Benjamin Kennington

Artist: Thomas Benjamin Kennington

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!

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