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A Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Idealised full length portrait of a young peasant girl in rustic and ragged costume, standing with a bundle of sticks carried in the folds of her apron. She stands forward-facing, her head turned slightly to the left with a melancholy expression. The figure is depicted in a landscape setting, with the branchless trunk of a tree, to her left, seen against dark, freely painted, cloudy sky. A number of 'pentimenti' (the reappearance on the surface of an oil painting of paint that the artist had covered by overpainting) indicate that the artist experimented with alternative positions for the central figure and some details of the landscape.

Manchester Art Gallery



A Peasant Girl Gathering Faggots in a Wood




oil on canvas


H 169 x W 123 cm

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purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, 1978

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