Artwork Title: A Peasant Woman - Artist Name: Louis Welden Hawkins

A Peasant Woman

Louis Welden Hawkins, 1880

By about 1880, when he painted A Peasant Woman, Hawkins had left Paris for Grez-sur-Loing, which is close to Barbizon and was still very rustic at that time. There he painted rural scenes in a style strongly reminiscent of Jules Bastien-Lepage, who was only slightly older than Hawkins, and making a great impression at the Salon. (

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