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Oil Painting - The First Ragged School, Westminster

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1892P46
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1851 - 1851

Maker Information

Artist:Alexander Blaikley - View biography for Alexander Blaikley


This first free school for destitute children was opened in Westminster in 1839. These schools received their name when the first 'Ragged School Union' was formed in 1844.

Bequeathed by William Middlemore, 1891.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.

Associated Places


Height:612 mm
Width:910 mm