Mont St Michel

Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

How you can use this image


This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives licence (CC BY-NC-ND).

You can reproduce this image for non-commercial purposes and you are not able to change or modify it in any way.

Wherever you reproduce the image you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s) and the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other rights holders.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.



Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

This is a dramatic view of St Michael's Mount and monastery against a dark, stormy sky. Light is shining on the monastery, picking it out against the clouds. A line of hooded figures, some on horseback, others walking, are proceeding down the beach towards the mount as the tide comes in, with waves approaching on the left-hand side. The closer figure at the rear of the line is on foot, and carrying some fishing nets. There is fishing equipment in the foreground lying on the sand.

Manchester Art Gallery



Mont St Michel




oil on canvas


H 104.3 x W 149.5 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

gift from Mrs C. J. Pooley, 1927

Work type


Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name, date : Chas. Bentley / 1854


This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester M2 3JL England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue