School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man.

School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man.
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A Chariming subject. Three schoolboys walking along a country road give food from their basket to a blind old soldier, seated by a cottage wall and begging by the roadside. The soldier carries a knapsack, has his dog on a string, and carries a board stating which battles he fought in. In the background is a country scene. Bigg (1755-1828), a pupil of Edward Penny, entered the Academy schools in 1778. School Boys giving Charity to a Blind Man was his first major work, exhibited at the Academy in the same year. He was elected an Academician in 1814 and died in Great Russell Street in February 1828).