Charity meal for destitute boys

#Picture Number SO165

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Victorian illustration to download showing a picture of a charitable institution giving destitute boys a meal. A large group of boys, all in ragged clothing, some barefoot, sit on benches holding mugs. Two women, one with a jug and one with a tray, distribute milk and bread. In the background a benevolent-looking man watches. This illustration was engraved from the painting ‘Waifs and Strays’ by Joseph Clark (1834-1926) which was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1885. Clark was a successful painter of genre scenes and children.