- Museum number
'The Road to Ruin', No 4 Poverty; a dejected man seated at table and writing a letter, a woman to left with a hand on his shoulder in conversation with a woman standing in a doorway and holding a letter, a child to the right, another seated before a fire, and to the left a child asleep below a crucifix. 1879
Black chalk, charcoal, graphite, touched with white chalk, on blue-grey paper
- Production date
Height: 719 millimetres
Width: 920 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- One of the studies for a series of paintings.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1964 Dec-May, BM, Hogarth, no.188
2006/7 Nov-Mar, London, Guildhall Art Gallery, 'William Powell Frith:...'
2007 Mar-Jul, Harrogate, Mercer Art Gallery, 'William Powell Frith:...'
- Acquisition date
- Prints and Drawings
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