Cattle Crossing a Stream and a Man Fishing

Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A forest scene, looking down the winding length of a large stream. Overhanging trees and large rocks line the steep river banks, and a hill rises in the background. The light, Autumnal colours get progressively darker from the left to right of the canvas, and are set against a clouded blue sky. On the right-hand side of the stream in the foreground, three cows stop to drink. On the left hand side, goats relax on the rocks and a man has dismounted his horse to fish.

Manchester Art Gallery



Cattle Crossing a Stream and a Man Fishing


oil on canvas


H 85.5 x W 131 cm

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bequeathed by Sir Joseph Whitworth, 1896

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