Woman in the snow

Drawing, 1907

There is a poetic feeling in this work, where the woman is consumed by her labour (carrying a faggot of wood across the open fields) enveloped by the wintery conditions. Often Brian's work in chalk allows a blurring of detail which contributes to the atmospheric effect. Brian seems to have been inspired by the artist Jean Francois Millet. He had a small book on Millet which illustrates many images connected with his interest in the plight of the peasant workforce in the rural community in the mid 19th century.

  • Acc No: 1975-7/30
  • Date: 1907
  • Period: Modern
  • Collection: Fine Art
  • Technique: Drawing
  • Medium: Chalk
  • Creator: HATTON, Brian
  • Name:
Woman in the snow

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