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An Old House at St Albans

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A view of a timber-framed house and adjoining cottages with a lane running along the front of them and two figures standing outside. The house and cottages are on the right of the composition and appear to be in a state of decay. The house is seen at an angle to reveal a gable end and part of its facade in shadow; the upper storey overhangs the ground floor, which is smaller to accommodate the pavement, laid in a herringbone design, that runs around the front of the house; the lattice-pattern, leaded windows in the upper storey are open, as is the door in the gable end of the house with a mat laid outside; on the same side, a brick chimney runs up the exterior of the house and adjoining cottage.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on millboard laid on panel


H 42 x W 33.2 cm

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purchased from P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd, 1981

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