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A Gentleman in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 12:17 30 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:28 20 February 2013

David Gentleman's pictures can be found in Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay, £25, published by Full Circle and on sale now in local bookshops

David Gentleman's pictures can be found in Ask the Fellows Who Cut the Hay, £25, published by Full Circle and on sale now in local bookshops

The artist David Gentleman captures a timeless corner of Suffolk in pencil, pen and watercolour

The artist David Gentleman captures a timeless corner of Suffolk in pencil, pen and beautiful watercolour



You can hear the voices of yesteryear ploughmen, haymakers, shepherds and stone-pickers in the book Ask The Fellows Who Cut The Hay, a portrait of rural life in 1940s Blaxhall by George Ewart Evans. But its the wonderfully detailed watercolours and sketches of his son-in-law, the artist David Gentleman, that help us visualise their working landscape.
The pictures on the right might capture contemporary Blaxhall (a village tucked away in the north east of Suffolk) but in truth the land, buildings, trees and hedgerows havent changed too much from those sepia-tinged years recorded by Evans, a pioneer in oral history.

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