Near the Village of Crécy, France

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View along an open road towards the French village of Crécy. The road curves round to the right in the middle distance, with cottages on either side, and a large haystack to the left with a tiny figure of a farmer forking hay onto a trap. Smoke rises from a bonfire unseen behind the haystack. There is a dark wooded hillside in the background. The colours consist of green tones with a very bright, white sky creating a silhouette along the wooded hill.

Manchester Art Gallery



Near the Village of Crécy, France


oil on canvas


H 86.4 x W 127.6 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1890

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name : W. BRIGHT MORRIS


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