Here we also find a green oil lamp, a brown earthenware pot and a large pan. OKelly set himself an intricate challenge in combining three groups of figures in the confined space of this small room.
OKelly shows great skill in balancing the fine glazes, which he used to achieve these effects, with the sombre dark tones of the costume in the lower part of the painting.
The fine modelling of the face of the old man is comparable to that in Head of a Breton, Finistre, one of OKellys finest studies of the Breton people.
He presents his quarry to the woman, who is about to prepare a potage.
On the floor is a branch with leaves and berries, perhaps for use as flavouring.