Girl with a Pitcher

Girl with a Pitcher

Paul Falconer Poole, RA (1807-79)

Oil on panel

1840s

18 x 15 inches

"The painting is close in subject, execution, date and size to the two paintings by Poole in The Royal Holloway College. They all date from the mid 1840s, when Poole was painting scenes of “rustic life as the traveller often meets with it among some of the waste places in Wales or Ireland”" (Art Union Magazine, 1848), much in the manner of Mulready. The Portfolio of 1884 summed up Poole's capabilities: ‘he he prpdcuced slowly and deliberately. . . he strove for intelkectual or emotional expression rather than the imitation of the appearace of things; subject was a motive or incentive to his artistic energy; an imortant factor in his art, which leant to the dramatic and romantic’. — Rupert Maas