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This is a Realist picture of a woman and child resting by the side of a country road. They look tired and the child has removed his clogs to massage his sore feet. A basket containing a bottle and probably some food stands by their side. This painting shows the artist's concern for the poor (he was himself from a working-class family), and how the Realist painters studied various aspects of childhood as part of their interest in family life.
oil on canvas
H 46.4 x W 37.8 cm
bequeathed by the Founders, 1885