Shaftesbury, or Lost and Found by William MacDuff

This 'genre' scene was painted as a tribute to the philanthropic work of the 7th Earl of Shaftesbury, whose portrait in the shop window is pointed out to a street urchin by a shoe black, the plight of whom was a cause particularly associated with Lord Shaftesbury.


Oil on canvas
47 x 41 cm
Art Fund grant:
£18,000 ( Total: £50,000)
Acquired in:
Christopher Wood


Henry Graves probably commissioned the painting ; Mrs Viva King since 1937; with the Christopher Wood Gallery, 1979; Anthony Brodie; with the Christopher Wood gallery.

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Museum of London 150 London Wall, LONDON London EC2Y 5HN 020 7001 9844

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