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Portrait of a Woman Holding a Red Book

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Three-quarter right side portrait of a seated middle-aged woman. The subject wears a black satin dress, plain white collar and a filled cap trimmed with blue ribbon. She holds a small red book between her fingers in her right hand, and rests her left hand on her lap. The background is dark and indistinct.

Manchester Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    43.5 x 34.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    gift from Miss B. Ball, 1962


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Manchester Art Gallery

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