‘The Milk Maid’ Greetings Card


This greetings card features the painting ‘The Milkmaid’ by Thomas Gainsborough (1727-88) 1755.

‘A rural couple pause from their labours, their youth contrasting with the old, gnarled, pollarded oak tree under which they rest. The seated milkmaid turns away from the woodcutter, who holds an armful of sticks and points with his free hand at the full pail of milk she has collected. Beyond the common land they inhabit is a ploughman with his horses, working in an enclosed field. On a hill, in the middle of the composition, another couple walk off, past a pair of donkeys, towards a distant town.

The picture, bought by the 4th Duke of Bedford (along with no. 8) was hung as the overmantel in the Eating Room on the Ground Floor at Woburn. The four main rooms along the West Front Ground Floor at Woburn all had landscapes fitted into the architectural framework of the continued chimney-pieces.’ (Extract from ‘Gainsborough and the Legacy of Landscape’ Masterpieces from Woburn Abbey Exhibition Catalogue (Page. 62)).

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Thomas Gainsborough message card (£3.00)

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Thomas Gainsborough message card (£3.00)

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FSC [ from sustainable forests], chlorine free, acid free and recyclable

16 x 16cm

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