George Price Boyce 1826-97

George Price Boyce 1826-97

Watercolour, dated 1866-7

Accession number WAG 10343

'Sandpit near Abinger, Surrey' by Boyce

Detail of rabbit in 'Sandpit near Abinger, Surrey' by Boyce

Detail of tiny rabbit

Bequeathed to the Walker Art Gallery by Mrs ACM Jones, 1984.

This is a typical Pre-Raphaelite composition, without the deep space or vertical framing devices of a conventionally picturesque view. Note the tiny rabbit in the bottom left corner.

Boyce's earlier work is more minutely detailed. By the time he painted this his touch had begun to broaden a little.