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....
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)