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Barges on the Thames

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A stylised view of industrial barges and warehouses on the River Thames. A single small tug in the foreground pulls pairs of barges up the river, with two isolated figures standing together on the last barge. Warehouses line the river bank in the background, and are reflected in the water, and two platforms (?) are moored on the river before them. The heightened, distorted perspective gives an air of desolation.

Manchester Art Gallery



oil on canvas


H 76.2 x W 46.1 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Howard Bliss, 1931

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name : C.R.Nevinson


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