E. Prudence Heward, Farmer's Daughter, c. 1938. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift from the Estate of Prudence Heward. G-51-170

The Gallery hosts a memorial exhibition organized by the National Gallery of Canada for Prudence Heward (1896–1947), the late Montreal painter renowned for her figures and portraits.

Farmer’s Daughter, one of Heward’s most defining portraits at the memorial exhibition, would be formally donated to the Gallery in 1951. That same year, artist Newton Brett (1890–1969), on behalf of the Purchase and Acceptance Committee, would report that the painting had been selected for the Gallery, according to the provisions of Heward’s will, by executor and former founding Group of Seven member, A. Y. Jackson (1882–1974).