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To the right of centre, sitting against a brick wall at the bottom of a steep grassy slope, is an old man. His hands are clasped on the top of his walking stick, his head resting on his hands. He has a grey moustache and wears a brown jacket, blue trousers, black boots and a blue overcoat around one shoulder and draping onto a leg. On his chest are several medals; he has a sad, vacant look on his face. Standing next to him is a young girl, in a pink dress with a hood and a white pinafore. At her feet is a basket of primroses and a small terrier dog. Another dog watches a horsedrawn wagon, loaded with a large tree trunk making its way into the distance. The girl's left arm is around the old man's shoulder in a comforting gesture. She looks across to the left of the scene, at a robin perched on a sapling twig; beneath it are the stump and wood shavings of a freshly-felled tree with a stack of logs nearby.
oil on canvas
H 111.8 x W 175.3 cm
purchased from the artist, 1889