The Crossing Sweeper
Seymour Joseph Guy American, born England
This small-scale work is typical of the sentimental genre scenes of childhood that were popular at the time this was painted. The subject is a barefoot girl, pausing in her task of sweeping streets in order to drink at a fountain. A fence separates her from a group of figures who relax in the park.
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