The Sailor's Orphans, or the Young Ladies' Subscription
William Ward (British, London 1766–1826 London)
After William Redmore Bigg, A.R.A. (British, 1755–1828)
William Redmore Bigg, A.R.A. (British, 1755–1828) (London)
June 1, 1800
image: 18 x 23 11/16 in. (45.7 x 60.2 cm)
plate: 18 15/16 x 23 3/4 in. (48.1 x 60.3 cm)
sheet: 19 7/8 x 25 3/8 in. (50.5 x 64.5 cm)
Gift of Ephraim Levy, 1912
Not on view
In a cottage interior, a tired and humbly dressed woman with three small children stands next to a fireplace. She gestures towards a woman and girls of varying ages at right who have brought donations of money and clothes.
Inscription: in plate: "Painted by W. R. Bigg A.R.A. / Engraved by W. Ward" in plate, the title and 4 lines of verse in English and French, and: "Published 1st June 1800 by W.R. Bigg Gate Street, Lincolns Inn Fields London"
Ephraim Levy (American); Donor: Ephraim Levy (American)
Julia Frankau Eighteenth Century Artists and Engravers: William Ward A.R.A. and James Ward R.A.. London, 1904, cat. no. 248.