Artwork of the Month for July 2021 is Refreshing the Weary by Robert Hannah (1812-1909). 

Richard Green, Curator of York Art Gallery from 1977 to 2003, explores the fascinating details of one of the collection’s finest Victorian paintings of a modern-life subject and reveals how its true identity was belatedly rediscovered.


Robert Hannah (1812–1909), Refreshing the Weary, oil on canvas, 134.5 x 113 cm, York Art Gallery, YORAG 1190
Image courtesy of York Museums Trust :: :: Public Domain