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A Country Gentleman

Photo credit: Simon Gillespie Studio

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Portrait of a country gentleman wearing a wig and in blue eighteenth-century dress, sitting on a large gnarled tree trunk which has been sawn down and now lies on its side, amidst woodland. An erect tree tilts to the left with the gentleman leaning against it, resting his cheek on his right wrist. The surrounding landscape is dark, suggesting a night-time scene. The gentleman's hat and cane are to his left.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 91.7 x W 71.3 cm

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purchased from Arthur Tooth and Sons Ltd, 1934

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