Sunday, 15 March 2015

More Spitalfields Nippers

Or rather, a public presentation of Horace Warner’s remarkable photographs of children in  Whitechapel in 1901 by the Gentle Author at the National Portrait Gallery at 7.00 pm on  Thursday 2 April.   More info and booking  here

and here one of the pictures – a Nipper in her best bib inspecting  a drawing by Edward Burne-Jones of Maria Zambaco (or her lookalike – many of EBJ’s careful studies have Zambaco’s features):

The Whitechapel Art Gallery was originally a development from the fine art exhibitions of works loaned by contemporary artists organised by Samuel and Henrietta Barnett of Toynbee Hall.  Rev Samuel enjoyed discoursing to those visiting the exhibitions on the high spiritual messages in pictures by G.F.Watts, Frederic Leighton, Burne-Jones etc.

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