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'Sunset: Carthorses Drinking at a Stream' is one of several paintings by Gainsborough on the theme of peasants going to or from market. The family here are travelling home in a country wagon and are shown in a moment of repose after the labours of the day; the drover on the footbridge halts by a stream to allow the horses to quench their thirst. The landscape is bathed in a warm, golden light and the glowing sunset adds a suitable poetic note to the tranquil scene.
Oil on canvas
143.5 x 153.7 cm
Presented by Robert Vernon 1847
Millbank, London, Greater London SW1P 4RG EnglandView venue
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