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A Bucket of Salt Water

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Full length figure of a man in fisherman's clothes and a bowler hat, carrying a bucket of salt water up a sandy beach. The wooden hull of a small boat and associated equipment can be seen on the beach behind him. There is a group of children in the background to the left, leaning over the hull of a second boat, watched by a young girl dressed in white standing slightly apart. There is a high sandy bank in the background with a wooden shed in the top left corner.

Manchester Art Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    tempera on linen

  • Measurements

    40.6 x 23.5 cm

  • Accession number


  • Acquisition method

    gift from Charles Lambert Rutherston, 1925


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