In this painting we have one of the best works of this excellent artist, whom we have referred to as the painter of Nos. 73, 69, &c., &c. Though somewhat different from those before named, in subject, it possesses the same merits of characterization and feeling. The young people, here, seem to have had a miff. The husband wanted to go to the fair (which is to be seen in the distance)--the young wife said "No!" and hid his hat and coat; whereupon the "man of the house" goes out to smoke his pipe in moodiness. The young wife relents and comes stealing out with the hat and coat, to "make up." Her attitude and expression are very finely given. That of the 'sour' husband is full of merit. The surroundings are finely thrown into the piece. [Pp. 27-28; see entries 01550069 and 01550073 for other works noted in this commentary.]
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