A Moonlight Idyll

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A softly painted, hazy scene of a forest clearing lit up by the moon. A group of young women and children are sitting and kneeling together under the trees playing, the women are wearing flowing brightly-coloured robes, the children naked. A large tree to the right provides most of their shade, and a narrow pathway to the left leads away from the clearing.

Manchester Art Gallery



A Moonlight Idyll




oil on panel


H 40.6 x W 45.7 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Thomas Gough, 1928

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : Arthur Kynaston 1913


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