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A young peasant boy, silent and immobile against a simple grass background, ignores the scene before him. He is like an island of dark and brooding in the midst of the glory of the strong sunshine that floods the landscape surrounding him. The high horizon, the sheer depth of the pictorial space and the placing of the boy to the far right of the composition contribute to a feeling of awkwardness that emphasises the solitude of the boy.
oil on canvas
H 63.5 x W 79.6 cm
presented by the Trustees of D. W. T. Cargill, 1950