The Village Fountain (1869)

Medium: oil

Exhibited: Dudley Gallery, 1869

According to his diary entries, Crowe based this painting on a sketch made while on holiday in Germany in June 1843. It was exhibited at the Dudley Gallery in the winter of 1869-70.

Art Journal, December 1869:

Eyre Crowe always paints with a purpose, but the characters around ‘The Village Fountain’ are, as often with this artist, overdone; thus in this picture water cannot be drawn from a pump except with a solemn intensity worthy of tragedy.

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