Peggy drawing water from the well in a basket???

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Bloomin cataloguers again! Peggy at the well is clearly set out on the plate but she transcribed it as Peggy at the wall:-( Very annoying behaviour from the denizens of the Towers.
Unusual for Mr. French this is a portrait of a lady in all her period finery standing at a well, a basket to hand and an earthenware jar on the ground for drawing the water. Peggy looks very dressed up for the chore but looks very well in her cloak and hood. It should be interesting trying to find out the who, the where and even the when????

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Photographer: Robert French

Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection

Date: Circa 1865 - 1914

NLI Ref: L_CAB_06706

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