|Title||Study for 'His First Offence'|
|Collection||Brighton Museum and Art Gallery|
|Artist||Garrido, Leandro Ramón (painter, probably Spanish, 1868-1909)|
|Date Earliest||about 1890|
|Date Latest||about 1900|
In this work a girl smiles out at the viewer while carrying a puppy on her shoulder. The girl is dressed simply, with a cap on her head, and she has a rosy complexion. The intimacy between the child and the dog is further conveyed through the composition where the artist has placed the figure in the immediate foreground, cropping her shoulders and arms.
This painting reflects the growing interest in depicting idealised images of both peasants and children in the late nineteenth century.
|Current Accession Number||FA000458|
|Subject||figure; animal (dog)|
|Measurements||39.7 x 32.5 cm cm (estimate)|
|Material||oil on canvas|
|Acquisition Details||Purchased from an unidentified exhibition on Garrido 1915.|
This is a sketch for His First Offence (Walker Gallery, Liverpool).
For nineteenth-century art in Italy, see: Maggio Serra, R., L' Ottocento Turin, 1993.
|Rights Owner||Brighton Museum and Art Gallery|