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Military Canal

© the artist's estate. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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The canal, seen near Warehorne, Kent, runs alongside a wood, with a bridge in the distance. The shapes of trees are simplified, with different shades of green denoting depth. on either side of the canal, felled trees, chopped wood and stumps cover the ground, and on the distant bridge, a cargo train trundles past.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 40.5 x W 51 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from David Melland, 1997

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : front l : initials : SM artist's inscription : : reverse : title : Military Canal near Warehorn, Kent


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