Conscription. 1851. by Frederick Goodall. Oil on panel, 13 x 23 cm. Collection: Guildhall Gallery, London (no. 671). Bequeathed by Charles Gassiot, 1902. Reproduced by kind permission of the City of London Corporation. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

The figure at the center of the picture that might appear to be a young girl is in fact a young man wearing the once common long smock worn by farmers and other country people.

Created 7 February 2015