The Evening Gathers

Debby Faulkner-Stevens


The Evening Gathers a gouache on vellum painting by Debby Faulkner-Stevens (United Kingdom). The art measures 2" x 2" and the frame is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2"frame included.


Artist note: This quote is from a poem....

“Cottage Fears”

The evening gathers from the gloomy woods

And darkling creeps o’er silent vale and hill

While the snug village in night’s happy moods

Is resting calm and beautifully still

The windows gleam with light the yelping curs

That guards the henroost from the thieving fox

Barks now and then as passing stirs

And distant dogs the noises often mocks

While foxes from the woods send dismal cries

Like something in distress the cottager

Hears the dread noise and thinks of danger nigh

And locks up door in haste-nor cares to stir

From the snug safety of his humble bed

Then tells strange tales till time to go to bed.

By John Clare (circa 1822-1837, Vol. V)

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