- Presented by the Canterbury Society of Arts, 1932
- Oil on canvas
- 1210 x 1505 x 105mm
Although Thomas Gotch has titled this painting 'Consent', it is left to the viewer to work out exactly what is going on between this comfortably off father and his wistful (or thoughtful) daughter. His questioning look, and the fact that he is holding a document and feather quill ready to sign his name, makes it likely that the consent is for the young woman’s hand in marriage.