The Village Wedding

This is one of my favourite pieces of art, even though it is a print by Sir (Samuel) Luke Fildes, 1843-1927.

He started as an illustrator and then moved on to painting social scenes, for instance he painted ‘The Doctor’ because one of his sons continually needed visits from a doctor due to him suffering with tuberculosis.

I can only imagine that ‘The Village Wedding’ was something he witnessed and was impressed with.  Recently there was a wedding in Crick that immediately made me think of this painting and prompted me to buy this for the shop – I hope you like it as much as me.

 

Luke Fildes

Luke Fildes

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