ID number ART03605.030.002
Title Gossips, Belgium
Collection Art
Object type Drawing
Artist Benson, George
Date made c. 1916
Medium ink and pencil on paper
Measurement backing sheet: 45.8 x 28.8 cm; image: 21.4 x 26.4 cm

Description

Depicts a Belgian street scene with a woman standing in a doorway carrying a large stack of hay, talking with another woman sitting in a cart drawn by a medium-sized dog. Despite obviously being a working dog its tail hasn't been docked, but it wears a muzzle. The two women are obviously engaged in conversation, but Benson's derisive title reveals his interpretation - that they are gossiping.