19c Tissot painting found on the net

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The boys are on the front steps of the National Gallery. That much is clear. I really don't think there's the slightest doubt they're from Newgate Street and not Hertford. They're clearly showing people around, and have an air that they know it all. Not what you'd expect from 10-year-olds who didn't even live in London.
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This is a rather old thread but the picture is displayed prominently in the current edition of the London Review of Books (13 August 2020) to illustrate a long review of a book about about Tissot.
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The boys appear to be the equivalent of those punks with mohicans who. in the modern age, used to waylay unsuspecting tourists at Victoria coach station and offer insistently to hump their luggage a few yards for them, perhaps to the nearest taxi, in order to earn a quid or two. The CH boys at the National Gallery are showing good Thatcherite enterprise. Previous enterprise involved giving wealthy politicians a good whacking on the old bot for a few bob. Let's see if today's generation of CH pupils have such an eye for business.
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rockfreak wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:07 pm The CH boys at the National Gallery are showing good Thatcherite enterprise. Previous enterprise involved giving wealthy politicians a good whacking on the old bot for a few bob. Let's see if today's generation of CH pupils have such an eye for business.
Whatever has happened? The neo-stalinist acolyte is advocating free enterprise at last (and no trades unions recommended!) Wonders will never cease. He'll be singing Rule Britannia next to replace David Clementi
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