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Maruja the Strong

© Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

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Flint specialised in painting the female nude, usually in watercolours. His larger oil paintings were often intended for public collections with a view to enhancing his reputation as a serious artist. In these he often included literary or vaguely classical references to justify what might have been seen as gratuitous nudity. This picture takes its subject from a little known novel by the American writer Brett Harte.

Touchstones Rochdale



oil on canvas


H 87 x W 137.5 cm

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purchased from the artist, 1935

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Touchstones Rochdale

The Esplanade, Rochdale, Greater Manchester OL16 1AQ England

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