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At the Well

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Painting of a village scene with two women beside a well. One is dressed in a white headscarf and dark brownish black clothing, reaching into the circular well; the other in an orange headscarf, dark brown jacket and white skirt, stands beside the well with hands joined behind her back. In the centre foreground are two buckets and a rope. The women are inside a fenced enclosure with a telegraph pole in the centre, another in the left background, and a wooden gate. Outside the enclosure, in the background, are three single-storey houses: two with pitched roofs and one with a flat roof; each house has a square window. Behind the flat roofed house is an electric pylon, with green trees in front. Impressionistic in style. Painted on hardboard with plain, yellow wood frame, with a white label in the lower right corner.

Horniman Museum and Gardens

Forest Hill

Title

At the Well

Date

1990

Medium

pigment on canvas laid on hardboard with metal

Measurements

H 30.5 x W 32 cm

Accession number

2004.750

Acquisition method

field work collection, 2000

Work type

Painting

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