Saturday, February 23, 2008

George Goodwin Kilburne - The Press Gang




1839 - 1924
http://www.burlington.co.uk/gallery/artist/biography?contentId=5555


signed 'G.G. Kilburne'
Pencil and watercolour heightened with white
17.5 x 24.5"

2 comments:

Auntie eM said...

This painting of a grieving woman with the soldiers walking on reminds me of a verse in the bible, "Choose you this day whom you will serve." Evidently the peasants chose to serve the Lord, and the powers that be are trying to silence her husband for preaching in the open square.

Hermes said...

Interesting interpretation which I certainly hadn't thought of.