Oil on canvas
First exhibited: International Society Spring 1921 No. 165
Depicts Annie and Bernard Walke’s donkey and trap and the artist’s dog call “Tip”. The Walkes often journeyed with their donkey from their parish in St Hillary to join the artist and her husband Harold Knight on picnic outings.
Bernard Walke was known for his Christmas play of Bethlehem and others on the BBC that were performed in his remote country church from 1926 to 1934. He is also famed from the incident when a group of Protestant fanatics made an attack on his church and furnishings in August 1932. Bernard’s wife Annie was a painter.
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