Other People’s Windows

George Pinwell

Engraved by W. Thomas

1867

Wood-engraving

6 x 4¾ inches

Illustration for The Quiver, 2 February 1867, p.305.

Pinwell’s capacity to point to the social and psychological distance between the classes is represented in the disconnectedness of the characters, with one group walking out of the frame to the left while the working-class children mill around and look at each (and the viewer) with no obvious purpose. [Continued below]

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Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke

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