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Guernsey Bull in front of Manoir de Pierre Percee

Photo credit: Guernsey Museums and Galleries

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Denys Corbet was a Guernsey poet who wrote using the indigenous Guernsey language, Dgèrnésiais. Corbet described himself as the 'Le draïn rimeux' (The Last Poet). Most probably he could see, even then, the decline of this local language. Corbet is also well known for his charming naïve depictions of farm animals.

Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

St Peter Port


oil on board


H 53 x W 44.5 cm

Accession number

GUEMG : GMAG 1989.107

Acquisition method

purchased, 1989

Work type


Inscription description

Denys Corbet


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Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery

Candie Gardens, St Peter Port, Guernsey GY1 1UG Channel Islands

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