Manchester Art Gallery

Five Poor Children in School

Object description

A group of five children sat a school desk. Four of the children are facing to the right. The fifth child, at the back of the group, is facing the viewer. One of the children is leaning forward on the desk with her head supported on her left hand. There are three bags hanging on pegs in the upper background. Most of the children wear head scarfs and shawls with long skirts. The child nearest the viewer has a large hole in the sleeve of her blouse.