Image: 367 x 540mm
watercolour on paper
One of Lee-Hanley's typical rural scenes, this time acting as an illustration to Oliver Goldsmith's 1770 poem entitled 'The Deserted Village' which referred to the destruction of villages and the conversion of land into sculpted gardens as the ruination of peasants. Lee-Hankey was a member of the British Newlyn School which favoured a naturalistic style of painting. He was also influenced by the French artist Bastien Lepage (1848 -1884), who painted peasant life in an Academic Realist manner.
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1912.
10 May 1912