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Man Kneeling

© estate of Josef Herman. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Abstract expressionist full length portrait of a man kneeling, with one hand raised to his face, and the other falling to his side. The paintwork is think impasto with a variety of dark and bleak tones used, such as grey, black and dark yellow. Some suggestion of architectural forms are visible in the background, with darker patches of black against a mid-grey background. The face of the kneeling man is seen from a profile view and is represented in black.

Manchester Art Gallery



oil (?) on cardboard


H 22.5 x W 17.2 cm

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gift from the Leonard Cohen Fund, 1968

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Manchester Art Gallery

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