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Henry Herbert La Thangue (1859-1929)

Dated 1889-90 (exhibited 1890)

Oil on canvas

179 x 150.2 cm

Private Collection

The Athenaeum

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.