The New Boy, from "Illustrated London News"

After George Smith British

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A well-dressed boy is teased in a schoolroom by his new classmates while his mother talks to the master in an adjacent room and a sister peeks around the door to watch the scene. The wood engraving was published in the "Illustrated London News" in August 1859 and the related text notes that George Smith exhibited the related painting at the Royal Academy that summer. Following in the footsteps and David Wilkie and William Mulready, Smith worked in a genre tradition that focused on families and children in everyday circumstances.

The New Boy, from "Illustrated London News", After George Smith (British, London 1829–1901 London), Wood engraving

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