Doncaster Gypsy Encampment

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Gyrth Russell was born in Canada, and after studying art in America and Paris settled in London, where he worked as a designer of railway posters as well as an artist in film studios. In 1944, he and his family left London and came to live in Doncaster, where Russell worked as a tutor at the local art school. This picture of a gypsy encampment, with Hanley’s Flour Mill in the background, was painted during that period. The flour mill, which was demolished in the early 1980s faced onto the waterfront in Doncaster, just by St George’s Church.

Danum Gallery, Library and Museum



Doncaster Gypsy Encampment


oil on board


H 35 x W 53 cm

Accession number

DONMG : 913.83

Acquisition method

purchased from Manor House Fine Art, 1983

Work type



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