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Art - Work and Wealth


William Frith, The Crossing Sweeper (1858)

The meeting of the boy beggar and the lady shows the huge gap between the rich and poor in Victorian Britain.

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Ford Madox Brown, Work (1863)

This shows the different social classes in Hampstead, North London, including the:

  • manual labourers who are doing the work (centre).
  • rich man and his daughter on horseback who have no need to work (centre background)
  • two intellectuals (on the right), thinking about how hard other people are working!

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Jean-Franҫois Millet, The Gleaners (1857) 

Shows the poverty of three peasant women forced to glean (or scrounge) grains of wheat after the harvest.

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Raphael Soyer, Office Girls (1936) 

Alienated office workers lonely in a crowd:

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John Ferguson Weir, Forging the Shaft (1874–77) 

Workers toiling in an American steel factory.

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John Neagle, Pat Lyon at the Forge (1827) 

A proud American blacksmith at work - the first known portrait of a working man:

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Stanley Spencer, Shipbuilding on the Clyde (1941) 

Conscientious shipbuilding workers in Port Glasgow, Scotland, contributing to the British war effort.

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George Bellows, New York (1911)

People at work and play in the American city.

Art - Work and Wealth

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