A woman in an orange dress and white bonnet walks through a woods where the forest floor is covered in purple flowers. She has a group of geese around her and carries a basket of the purple flowers. The painting is surrounded by a white border with its name and painter at bottom centre.

The Goose Girl Art Print

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This work belongs to a series of pictures of woodland settings painted around Royle's native Sheffield. His wife Lily posed as the girl moving her geese through a bluebell wood in spring. Her lack of expression and the frieze-like composition contribute to the sense of a frozen moment captured on canvas. The flowers' purple tones complement the girl's orange dress, on which sunlight reflects. The paint is quite thickly applied, revealing the influence of French Impressionism.

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.

All prints have the title and artist's name printed at the bottom of each reproduction.

Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including white border)


Original Painting Information

Stanley Royle, British, 1888-1961

The Goose Girl, c. 1921

Oil on canvas, 72 x 91 cm

Purchased, 1970


© Estate of Stanley Royle, Bridgeman London

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