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Borneo Landscape, Indonesia

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Tameside Museums and Galleries Service: The Astley Cheetham Art Collection

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Harry Rutherford enjoyed his trip to Borneo, he mainly recorded the place in sketches and photographs. Painting proved difficult for him, as he commented in a letter: "The sweat runs like a tap, the paint just won't behave, and one's spectacles are all misted over."

He did sell a number of paintings there, but not of the subject-matter he had expected: "A few more English numbers might sell, so I'm doing some of picture postcards. Blimey! Here I am in the tropical heat, surrounded by palm trees and the sweat running down my neck, painting Bakewell Bridge off a photo!"

Astley Cheetham Art Gallery



Borneo Landscape, Indonesia




oil on board


H 69 x W 79.5 cm

Accession number

L: ASTAC2009.4

Acquisition method

on loan from a private collection

Work type



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