Peasant Girl Carrying a Jar, Quimperlé

Peasant Girl Carrying a Jar, Quimperlé

Oil painting
Quimperlé, France
George Clausen
1882
Oil on canvas
P.54-1917
Bequeathed by Henry Louis Florence
Museum no. P.54-1917

George Clausen was one of a number of designers, artists and architects who were disenchanted with the Royal Academy. He was active in early Arts and Crafts circles and a founder member of the New English Art Club, which looked to France for inspiration. This intensely real portrait of peasant life is resonant of Arts and Crafts themes.