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A crowded bar scene. People are sitting at the tables in the foreground, engrossed in conversation, with bottles of wine and siphons on their white tablecloths. An elderly waiter leans over one table with a tray of drinks. A crowded dance floor behind him is filled with young, dancing couples, with some of the women being very heavily made up. At the very rear there are some coloured musicians seemingly elevated on a stage. The walls behind are covered in posters and slogans. The room is lit by a few lamps along the very top of the back wall.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 63.3 x W 76 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1927

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name : T C DUGDALE


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