The Noisy Geese that Gabbled o'er the Pool (From Goldsmith's "Deserted Village")

William Lee-Hankey, Artist

This is one of the watercolours in our collection. It was made in France in post 1900.
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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.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1912.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
10 May 1912



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