A young girl with short hair and ragged clothes stands in a classic landscape. She holds a jug in one hand and a small dog in her other arm.

The Cottage Girl Canvas Print

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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 Canvas Prints feel like having the real painting on your wall. Printed on Hahnemuhle Leonardo Canvas using ultra chrome HDR pigment inks, our canvas prints come rolled in a protective tube with the painting's information.

In order to preserve the image and prevent unnecessary fading, the canvas should not be exposed to direct sunlight and its harmful UV rays.


Dimensions (including border) : 55 cm x 70 cm

Dimensions of image: 40 cm x 56 cm


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)



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