George Henry BoughtonWeeding the Pavement 1882

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Artist
George Henry Boughton (1833‑1905)
Title
Weeding the Pavement
Date 1882
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionsframe: 1345 x 1955 x 135 mm support: 915 x 1525 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894
Reference
N01539
Not on display

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Brought up in America, Boughton settled in London in 1861 after studying in Paris. Like many of his contemporaries he found Holland a rich source of subject matter. In 1886 he published 'Rambles in Holland' with illustrations by himself and E A Abbey. This picture shows the town of Hoorn on the Zuyder See. The harbour had silted up and so the quay was little used. The harbour master has enlisted some young women to weed the pavement so that it looks tidy… (read more)

June 1997

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