Barry charmingly represents a peasant woman and three children in a sunlit glade. Such a scene could almost evoke a memory of the artist's childhood, in the woods and by the estuary at the Fota estate, County Cork, but the church architecture would seem to locate the picture to northern France. The title of the picture poignantly suggests the passing of life, as the elderly woman watches over the carefree children. The surface of the river gleams in the background. Even the shadows in the foreground seem to mark the passing of the day before our very eyes.
|Creator||Barry, William Gerard (Search Europeana for this person)|
|Location||County Cork, Ireland|
|Provider||Irish Manuscripts Commission|