Nothing Doing (Pas Mèche)

Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884)


Oil on canvas

132.10 x 89.50 cm (framed: 171.20 x 126.70 x 14.20 cm)

Scottish National Gallery

NG 1133

Purchased 1913

The gallery note explains that the boy's whip and horn would have been used for controlling barge-horses. [Commentary continues below.]

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