Fieldworkers depicts a group of potato pickers, probably in France, and is very much in the style of the French painter Jules Bastien-Lepage.
Flora Macdonald Reid
Oil on canvas
99 × 59 cm
121 × 81 × 6.5 cm
Signed bottom right
Flora MacDonald Reid, 1860-1938
Reid was born of Scottish parents in Islington, London, but the family moved back to Edinburgh, where she received her art training. She also studied under her artist brother, John Robertson Reid. She returned to London with him and their sister Lizzie, who was also an artist, and apart from a short period spent in Cornwall they lived there for the rest of their lives. Predominantly a figure painter, Reid travelled extensively on the Continent. She exhibited her work widely, showing for the first time at the Riyal Scottish Academy when she was sixteen and winning a Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900.