The Blind Beggar (1879)

Medium: oil

Exhibited: Royal Academy, 1879

Original caption: ‘And lo! thy guiding dog my care implores’

One of five paintings by Crowe appearing at the 1879 exhibition, The Blind Beggar was clearly inferior compared to the others. It was mentioned in passing in the Athenaeum, (31 May 1879) and dismissed without any words of criticism, positive or negative. The other newspapers and magazines ignored it completely.

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