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Stanley Anderson

Hedge-Laying

(Bristol, 1884 - 1966)

c. 1945

Engraving paper

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of Mrs. Dorothy Sutton

1958.171

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For many centuries British farmers gathered branches and wove them together to make hedge rows, which divided pastures into sections and offered livestock protection from wind. Like many Britons in the early twentieth century, Anderson worried that increasing industry in England would mean the demise of the pastoral lifestyle. The artist wrote about the farmer he portrayed here: "For him work and happiness remain-but for how much longer!-in harmony with the rhythm and pattern of nature."

Marks

signed in pencil LR margin

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