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"Tom" is a 6x8 signed archival print of my original 19th Century inspired watercolor painting.

Tom is part of my series, "The Foundlings".

Tom, age 14, Orphan, Coal Miner

Tom is really small for his age but very smart. Because of his size, he is often sent to do the most dangerous jobs down deep in the mines. He is able to squeeze himself into the tiniest of spaces and always survives (just getting little dirtier)...but knows that his luck is bond to run out sometime.

Yet, he still dreams. And even though he is older, Tom still hopes that some family will have pity and take him away from the nightmare that his life has become. Maybe even send him to school. Maybe even learn to read...

Maybe you will take him into your home?

The original illustration was created by me (Debra Styer) with watercolor and gouache.

The artwork on this limited edition print is 6in X 8in and is printed on archival velvet fine art paper with archival inks.

The print will be shipped to you in a protective sleeve with extra backing in a sturdy flat mailing envelope.

The print includes a lovely antique white mat ready to pop into a 8 x 10 frame.

All prints are signed and numbered.

This is a limited edition print of 100.

I have always been fascinated by the Victorian era. There are so many dark stories to be told. I am creating a series based on the history of the Foundling Hospitals in New City and London in the 1800's. The Foundling Hospital was created to help all the children that were abandoned due to hardship and extreme poverty. Some were adopted others became apprentices and learned to take care of themselves. They lived pretty harsh lives. Here are a few of their stories.

Tom, Victorian Boy Illustration, Steampunk Orphan Portrait Art Print (6 x 8)

$18.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: watercolor, gouache, graphite, illustartion board
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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