School is over

‘School is over’.

Kate Greenaway (1846-1901)


7¾ x 5¾ inches

Coloured wood-block engraving by Edmund Evans

Under the Window, 21

Rural school life was an important theme in genre painting of the period, and Greenaway provides her own version here. Typically, the scene is highly idealized, with a procession of children dressed in Regency costumes, going home across a pastoral landscape with idealized architecture in the background. [Commentary continues below.]

Scan, text and formatting by Simon Cooke.

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