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A Child's Grief, Called away from School

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Fred Appleyard studied at Scarborough School of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1900. This painting is in the Victorian tradition of a sentimental narrative, popular with audiences of the time. Here the other girls look on as the child is comforted by the nun having received bad news; perhaps of a death, illness or financial ruin.

Touchstones Rochdale

Rochdale

  • Date

    1906

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    65 x 132 cm

  • Accession number

    93

  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the artist, 1907

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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