Cornfield with Figures

John MacWhirter RA HRSW LLD, 1839-1911

Oil on canvas

H 39.5 cm x W 28 cm

Collection: Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Bequeathed by Mary Richards, 1891

It is not a sunny day, perhaps late afternoon now. Yet it is summery: the ripened corn seems to glow softly, and the children in their sun-hats both hold flowers that have grown amongst it. The woman on the grassy path seems to be waiting, perhaps for her husband's return.

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