'The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads', c1840. Creator: George Presbury
'The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads', c1840. Biblical scene, from Genesis 48: 16: 'The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.' Jacob blesses his grandsons Ephraim and Manasseh. When Joseph saw that his father had placed his right hand on Ephraim's head, he was displeased and took his father's hand to move it from Ephraim's head to Manasseh's. Engraving.
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Blind basket-makers at work, Tottenham Court Road, London, c1901 (1903). Artist: Unknown
Blind basket-makers at work, Tottenham Court Road, London, c1901 (1903). In 1854 The Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind was established by Elizabeth Margaretta Maria Gilbert (1826-1885). The charity created employment for the blind, opening a factory in 1893 in Tottenham Court Road producing woven baskets, brooms, and upholstery and chair seats. Queen Victoria, William Gladstone, Edward VII and Charles Dickens were notable patrons of the charity. In 1901, the General Welfare of the Blind produced all the mats and other articles used to fit SS 'Ophir' for the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York on their world tour. From Living London, Vol. III, by George R. Sims. [Cassell and Company, Limited, London, Paris, New York & Melbourne, 1903]
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'Those specks of dust, Perrico the cripple', 1799. Artist: Francisco Goya
'Those specks of dust, Perrico the cripple', 1799. Perrico caught giving love potions to lovers, plate 23 of 'Los caprichos'. Los Caprichos were published in 1799 at a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain The series is evidence of the artist's political liberalism and revulsion towards ignorance and intellectual oppression.
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