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Birds of the Air

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A classical figure subject of a young woman in a yellow Grecian robe underneath sheer white drapery, several strings of beads around her neck, her hair covered with a peach coloured headscarf. She stands gazing upwards to the left, with her hands resting on her hips. A tall glass vase stands behind her on the ground, holding a bunch of flowers. A yellow canary eats a crumb next to her bare feet, on a striped woven rug which covers part of the green and white tiled floor.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester

  • Date

    c.1879

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    86.7 x 36.2 cm

  • Accession number

    1934.414

  • Acquisition method

    bequeathed by John Edward Yates, 1934

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