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Allenby's White Mice: Feeding the Pack Donkeys: Desert Corps HQ

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A desert scene of a row of white donkeys being fed from buckets (or nosebags), whilst all tied to a post on the right. They are being attended by a coloured figure wearing a red turban. There is a makeshift stand with two horses standing beneath it in the right background. There is an expansive desert all around, apart from the right foreground, which hasn't been painted.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 24.7 x W 34.8 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the Exhibition of War Paintings and Drawings, 1920

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : title : 'ALLENBY'S WHITE MICE' / DESCORPS H.Q. AUG. '18


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