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© the estate of John Tunnard. All rights reserved. DACS 2021. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Surreal abstract composition comprising a structure made up of overlaid irregular rounded shapes and narrow angular lines, two small spheres suspended within the structure to the left and right. Dry, frottage background with radiating lines across the top of the composition, in the manner of striated clouds. Some naturalistic colours are used such as the blue for the sea and the white for the foaming sections of water.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on hardboard


H 50.8 x W 76 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Miss B. Whitaker, 1961

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name : John Tunnard . 44 . / 0 . 87 .


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