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The Storm

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Dramatic storm at sea, based on Psalm 22 of the Old Testament. The semi-nude figures of a man and woman cling to one another as their vessel is thrown about by the tempestuous sea. The man kneels with his left arm wrapped around the waist of the woman, and his right arm holds onto an oar; the woman leans towards the man with both arms wrapped around his neck and chest; the pair turn their heads towards an enormous wave rising above.

Manchester Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    91 x 104.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    transferred from the Royal Manchester Institution, 1882


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