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Wade: Turf Cutters (custom print)
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          Artwork details

          Turf Cutters, 1869
          Artist
          Thomas Wade
          Product code
          thowad001
          Artwork code
          t07050
          Artist code
          573
          Original: Oil on canvas 90 x 70 cm Tate, London

          This image demonstrates an intimate knowledge of rural life in Wade's native Lancashire. It shows workers engaged in cutting peat with cattle in the distance and a dog in the foreground. Cutting peat for fuel was a legal right in the countryside in the 19th century, for personal use or for small gain. There is dignity and nobility in the group he represents, but Wade also depicts the hardship.

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          Artist details

          British artist Thomas Wade was born in 1828 and died 1891. He is known for his portraits, which varied from higher class sitters to depicting lower classes working or children playing amongst a rural landscape. Influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, Wade meticulously painted in front of his subject.

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