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The Pastor's Visit

Photo credit: Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

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Thomas Brooks was a very successful and popular Victorian painter. This painting shows a death bed scene from Oliver Goldsmith's 'The Deserted Village' and bears the quotation: 'And as a bird each fond endearment tries,/To tempt its new-fledged offspring to the skies,/He tried each art, reproved each dull delay,/Allowed to brighter worlds, and led the way.'

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum

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oil on canvas


H 87.6 x W 119.3 cm

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gift from Edwin Harrison, 1928

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