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Nippers At The National Portrait Gallery

March 14, 2015
by the gentle author

Burne-Jones’ Works in the East End

These photos record the moment when Horace Warner introduced the Spitalfields Nippers to the Whitechapel Gallery at its opening in 1901. Now it is my pleasure, over a century later, to present the Spitalfields Nippers at The National Portrait Gallery in an illustrated lecture on Thursday April 2nd at 7pm, showing the photographs and telling the stories surrounding their creation.

Sir Edward Burne-Jones “If hope were not, hearts should break”

Tired of Art – A little Dorset St sleeper in Whitechapel Picture Gallery


Click here to book a ticket for SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS presented by The Gentle Author at The National Portrait Gallery, Thursday April 2nd at 7pm

Click here to order a copy of Horace Warner’s SPITALFIELDS NIPPERS

7 Responses leave one →
  1. March 14, 2015

    I would love to be there for the lecture at the National Portrait Gallery. A great achievement! Valerie

  2. March 14, 2015

    How wonderful. The nippers being aired in another gallery!

  3. Vicki Lovell permalink
    March 14, 2015

    omg what absolutely devastatingly evocative photographs, my heart broke and melted at the same time. Thank you for sharing these. I had no idea such images existed. Thank you

  4. Vicki Lovell permalink
    March 14, 2015

    I love the photographs and would love to add this book to my growing East End London collection, as a tribute to my mother’s Jewish East End London ancestry. Cheers

  5. March 14, 2015

    Very special! Would love to get to the National Portrait Gallery … Have a good time!

    Love & Peace
    ACHIM

  6. Philip Hurd-Wood permalink
    March 14, 2015

    I was given the book for Christmas and my heart broke to see these lovely children who knew nothing of good food, decent warm clothing and housing. Only a few years after the photos were taken the boys would have been expected to lay down their lives for a country that had previously neglected them and regarded them as the undeserving poor………

  7. Jackie Keith permalink
    March 16, 2015

    Very much looking forward to the National Portrait Gallery lecture, and thank you so much for the Save Norton Folgate exhibition too.

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