National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 1909
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19th Century European Paintings Gallery Level 2, NGV International
A man and woman are seated here on the steps of a village cross after a quarrel. He tunes his violin, while she watches a rook perched on the back of a sheep. The scene represents Bicknoller churchyard in Somerset with the Quantock hills in the distance. Pinwell’s biographer G. C. Williamson noted in 1900 that the couple in this painting was ‘painted from actual persons and with all the Pre-Raphaelite truth that Pinwell possessed’.
Unknown - 19th century
timber, composition, gold leaf
good original condition
134 x 165.5 x 11.5 cm
Classical Revival in style, there are a number of Academy frames with this form and detail in the collection. For example J. C. Waite Coaxing Ways .
This work was shown at the Royal Academy in 1901.