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The Robin

Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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The title of this painting is taken from a traditional children’s song. The theme of flight is reinforced by the image of a bird on the Japanese screen in the corner of the room. The artist was confined to a wheelchair following an accident in 1900. Poignantly sentimental images featuring children were a feature of mid-Victorian art but continued to be popular well into the twentieth century.

Touchstones Rochdale

Rochdale

  • Date

    1910

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    40 x 32 cm

  • Accession number

    246

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Alderman Wilson Dumming, 1912

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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