The Goose Girl

The Goose GirlAlthough coming from a privileged background herself, Edith had an interest in and sympathy for the lives of the villagers and country people of West Cork. The child, with her dark eyes and hair and her ragged barefoot attire, resembles the Italian models who were favoured by French artists in this period. In fact, it is a local girl, Mary Ann, who poses for the artist, and Edith acquired the white goose for three shillings. With its superb still-life detail, gleaming copper vessels, cabbage and string of onions, The Goose Girl is one of Edith Somerville's finest early paintings.

CreatorSomerville, Edith Anna Ĺ’none (Search Europeana for this person)
CollectionCrawford Gallery
Timespan19th century
LocationWest Cork, Ireland
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Subject TermsPainintg, oil on canvas
ProviderIrish Manuscripts Commission