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An atmospheric, smog-filled, winter scene of a hansom cab parked on Grosvenor Square (All Saints). The street is Oxford Road, Manchester, seen from the corner of Devonshire Street. The cab and horse, parked at the curb to the left of the scene, are in profile. To the right, the horse has its head lowered to the ground as it feeds from a nosebag and has a small blanket draped over its back. A male figure stands on the back of the cab, leaning on its roof.
oil on jute
H 115.5 x W 155.3 cm
purchased from the artist, 1928
Signed at right bottom corner: A. VALETTE.