Poor Little Wild Girl (La Pauvre Fauvette)

Jules Bastien-Lepage (1848-1884)


Oil on canvas

H 162.5 x W 125.7 cm

Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow

Acquisition no. 1323

Purchased 1913

This is one of the rural figures, in rural settings, for which Bastien-Lepage was admired. A little girl's pinched face peeps out of the poor piece of cheap cloth which she wraps round herself for warmth, as she minds a cow. [Commentary continues below.]

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