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Beautiful 1882 Oil Painting of a Fren...

This is a beautiful 1882 oil on canvas painting in a stunning frame of a French winter landscape ...

This is a beautiful 1882 oil on canvas painting in a stunning frame of a French winter landscape scene by John Carlton Wiggins.The subject of the painting is "The Faggot Gatherer", an impoverished old lady collecting firewood from the common land for her fire. This was a very popular subject in British nineteenth century art. For painters, the discreet motif of a human figure helped establish "scale" and, often, the woman had a red hat or shawl to set off the greens in a composition. The subj...

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