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A young woman seated on a marble garden bench reading from a book in her lap which has a blue cover, metal clasps and an illuminated first letter. She is wearing a white silken dress, medieval in style, but with gauzy, classically-draped loose sleeves. A dusky silken mantle is behind her on the bench. Her pale brown wavy hair is centrally parted and neatly dressed behind her head. She rests her right elbow in her left hand and holds a sprig of blossom up to her neck as she reads.
oil on canvas
97.9 x 73 cm
bequeathed by Mr James Thomas Blair, 1917
Manchester Art Gallery
Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL EnglandView venue
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