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Nocturnal Landscape

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A surreal landscape scene composed of three strange shaped flint-like boulders on a beach, one heart-shaped, one in the form of a large bud on a heavily leaning stem, and one in the form of a limb reaching upwards out of a heavy block. All three cast long, dark blue shadows across the yellow sand to the left. In the background to the left there is a tall, upright, squared grid. To the right there is another group of strange standing stones at the water's edge.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 76.5 x W 101.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Mrs Margaret Nash, 1948

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Inscription description

Signed: blc : Paul Nash


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