The Cottage Girl Art Print
A child in ragged clothing has come from a cottage to take water from a brook. She stands forlornly, holding a broken earthenware pitcher in one hand and a dog in the other. During the 1780s, Gainsborough painted almost twenty 'fancy pictures' of rustic figures, often children, set in Arcadian, imaginary landscapes. These emotive works struck a deep chord with the British public, appealing to the contemporary taste in art, literature and gardening for picturesque rural idylls, at a time when the poetry of William Wordsworth was gaining popularity.
National Gallery of Ireland Art Prints are the perfect way to have your own masterpiece. Printed on high quality 240gsm Satin paper using Epson Ultrachrome Archival inks, each print have a stated light fastness and image permanence of up to, at least 75 years. In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the print should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its UV rays.
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)
Original Painting Information
Thomas Gainsborough, English, 1727-1788
The Cottage Girl, 1785
Oil on canvas, 174 x 124.5 cm
Presented, Sir Alfred and Lady Beit, 1987 (Beit Collection)