London Life in the East End – Sack Making by the Light of a Street Lamp
W. Bazett Murray (flourished 1871-90)
The Graphic(3 April 1875): 321
11 ¾ x 8¾ inches
Signed, with cropped monograph
This image epitomizes the social realism typical of The Graphic in this period; van Gogh admired this artist’s work, responding to the imagery in his dark paintings of poverty in the ’80s.
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Image scan and text by Simon Cooke.
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