Penny McElwee – what’s missing from 18th Century English Paintings

Farm labourers and rural workers were absent from 18th century English paintings.  This was one of Penny McElwee’s conclusions on completing her PhD. in Cultural Art History with Warnborough College two years ago.  The following year her PhD. thesis was published by Cambridge Scholars as ‘The Non-Representation of the Agricultural Labourers in …