The Crossing Sweeper

Seymour Joseph Guy American, born England

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 737

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.

The Crossing Sweeper, Seymour Joseph Guy (American (born England), London 1824–1910 New York), Oil on canvas, American

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