(?) The Vicar of Wakefield: Dr Primrose and his Daughters
Brown, Ford Madox
Europe, United Kingdom, England, London
72.6 x 58.7 cm
16 Dr. Primrose and his daughters early 1840s Oil on canvas
Dr. Primrose, the Vicar in Oliver Goldsmith’s novel The Vicar of Wakefield, disapproved of the extravagant dress of his daughters. Brown depicted him preaching the virtues of simplicity, although seated on an ermine rug in opulent surroundings. Brown’s mockery of the Vicar came from his admiration for the satirical paintings of Hogarth.
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