This group is inspired by the characters from Fernando de Rojas's Lazarillo de Tormes, a very popular story at the time which gives a fascinating insight into peasant life in 17th Century Spain. The name of the character Lazarillo, a boy who left home and looked after a blindman, whose earnings from begging supported them both, came to be a generic name used for boys looking after the blind in this way. See Carmen Manueco Santurtún et. al., 'Manufactura del Buen Retiro 1760-1808' Exhibition Catalogue (Madrid, 1999), p. 510, no. 184 for a similar group.