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A London Crossing Sweeper and Flower Girl. Oil on canvas. Night scene at the north end of Blackfriars Bridge. Part of City waterfront can be seen in the background. The boy crossing sweeper is pausing for food and has matches to sell. The girl has basket of roses, pinks and carnations. The painting is signed and dated on the bottom left and is inscribed on the back: 'London Flower Girl and Street Arab/Mutually giving and receiving aid/They set each other off like light and shade'.
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