The Pride of the Village

John Callcott Horsley, 1817-1903


Oil on mahogany

Support: 762 x 622 mm.

Collection: Tate, presented by Robert Vernon in 1847 (ref. N00446)

The gallery label of March 1993 expains that the painting was first shown at the Royal Academy with an accompanying quotation from Washington Irving's 1819 short story of the same title. [Commentary continues below. Mouse over the text for links.]

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Image acquisition and text by Jacqueline Banerjee