Sandpit Near Abinger, Surrey

WAG 10343


George Price Boyce was a friend and associate of the Pre-Raphaelites and his close-up view of nature, painted with a minute touch, accords with John Ruskin's views on truthfulness. Boyce rejected stock picturesque devices, such as framing trees which lead the eye into the distance, and instead concentrated on transcribing what was before him. The tiny, easy-to-miss rabbit in the bottom left corner is a typical Pre-Raphaelite touch.