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The Old Rectory, Hamsted

Rectory life often went hand-in-hand with horticulture. This watercolour shows a typically Victorian garden scene, with the gardener kneeling in the sunshine and the ladies in the shade.

Garden activities were a popular subject in watercolour painting at this time. The artist probably set up an easel at the back of the house so it was positioned centrally in the scene.

Ref: 2009.080

Materials

Watercolour

Theme

Artwork

Year

1868

Collection No:

2009.080