Boy polishing boots

Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a young boy polishing his boot with a boot brush and admiring the shine. He rests his unshod foot on a stool, displaying a hole in his sock. This is an engraving of a painting by William Hemsley (1819-93) entitled ‘A Sketch’ and exhibited in 1855. Hemsley was a prolific painter of genre scenes, often featuring children.