The Stonebreaker (After Brett), 2023

The boy is cut off from the idyllic landscape (Garden of Eden) in which he sits beneath (Hickox and Payne, 1995)

Connotations of stone breaking as a symbol of poverty and exploitation (Hickox and Payne, 1995)

Critics of Brett regarded the painting as an idyllic scene in which the boy expressed a healthy zeal: 

“this is how England’s happiest spots should be painted”