To Pastures New is today considered to be one of the key pictures of the so-called 'Glasgow Boys', the group of young painters who, in the 1880s, were deeply influenced by French Realism, and by Millet and Bastien-Lepage in particular.
The setting for this painting is Crowland, in the flat fenlands of Lincolnshire. In spite of the modest subject matter the ponderous...
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