Art - Work and Wealth
William Frith, The Crossing Sweeper (1858)
The meeting of the boy beggar and the lady shows the huge gap between the rich and poor in Victorian
Ford Madox Brown, Work (1863)
This shows the different social classes in Hampstead, North London, including the:
- manual labourers who are doing the work (centre).
- rich man and his daughter on horseback who have no need to work (centre
- two intellectuals (on the right), thinking about how hard other people are
Jean-Franҫois Millet, The Gleaners (1857)
Shows the poverty of three peasant women forced to glean (or scrounge) grains of wheat after the harvest.
Raphael Soyer, Office Girls (1936)
Alienated office workers lonely in a crowd:
John Ferguson Weir, Forging the
Workers toiling in an American steel factory.
John Neagle, Pat Lyon at the Forge (1827)
A proud American blacksmith at work - the first known portrait of a working man:
Stanley Spencer, Shipbuilding on the Clyde
Conscientious shipbuilding workers in Port Glasgow, Scotland, contributing to the British war
George Bellows, New York (1911)
People at work and play in the American city.