About the frame
An antique Southern French mid nineteenth-century 'Salvator Rosa' concave frame with applied composition ribbon back edge, stepped mouldings and slip to sight; finished with matt and burnished water-gilding; supplied by Paul Mitchell Limited. (r)
In 1910 Munnings went on a sketching trip to Cornwall with Augustus John and was influenced not only by his grouping of figures but also his interest in gypsies. Munnings also painted gypsies in Hampshire.
Munnings was a gifted draughtsman and painted with much bravado. This oil painting shows him at his most fluid and expressive.