Saturday, August 22, 2020

Donkey Ride on the Beach

Wikipedia says: "Verhas was inspired by his experiences during his lengthy stays at the Belgian coast. Here he not only observed the tourists but also the local people and customs. Working en plein air he created lively, sun-drenched scenes set on or near the beach."

Jan Verhas (1834-1896) Donkey Ride on the Beach (1884)

"A representative work from this period is the Donkey ride on the beach, which shows a bourgeois family riding donkeys on the beach. The family members are all dressed in fine clothes while the donkeys are being led by local children in plain clothes."

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