Henry Herbert La Thangue (1859-1929)
Dated 1889-90 (exhibited 1890)
Oil on canvas
179 x 150.2 cm
Controversial when first shown, this is described on Christie's website as a "definitive portrayal of the massive social changes affecting the English countryside in the late nineteenth century." Commentary continues below. [Mouse over the text for links, and click on the image to enlarge it.]
Downloaded from the Athenaeum website, where it is stated to be in the public domain, by Jacqueline Banerjee, who also wrote the commentary.