George Robert LewisHarvest Field with Reapers, Haywood, Herefordshire 1815

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Artist
George Robert Lewis (1782‑1871)
Title
Harvest Field with Reapers, Haywood, Herefordshire
Date 1815
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 140 x 195 mm frame: 223 x 274 x 38 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
T03235

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Both this sketch and a related one
by Lewis which hangs nearby, depict harvesting in fields at Haywood, a few miles south-west of Hereford. They
were made in the summer of 1815, when Lewis was staying at the Haywood Lodge, a substantial farmhouse which was let that year to a tenant farmer, a widow named Mrs Price.

 

The fields depicted in both views are part of the land belonging to the farmhouse, and the artist's viewpoint is approximately eastwards, looking towards Dinedor Hill.

September 2002

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