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A Reader

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Full length figure of a young woman engrossed in a slim book which she holds in her left hand, her right arm held across her body. The woman wears a coral coloured robe underneath sheer white drapery which she gathers at her arms. Her hair is pinned up on her head, with a middle parting beneath a yellow head scarf. She has three strings of beads around her neck. A single daffodil or narcissus lies at her bare feet next to a woven red and white rug on the floor. She stands before a curtain decorated with a coral coloured flower pattern.

Manchester Art Gallery



A Reader




oil on canvas


H 87.2 x W 32 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by John Edward Yates, 1934

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Inscription description

Signed br with anthemion (Greek honeysuckle motif)


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