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Old Cab at All Saints, Manchester

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A hazy autumnal scene of a hansom cab parked at the curb of Grosvenor Square (All Saints) on Oxford Road in Manchester. The view is from Oxford Road, looking west where a horse and cab dominate the centre of the composition. Seen in profile to the left: the white horse is fed from a nosebag as it rests with a blanket over its hindquarters, whilst the driver puts his feet up and smokes a pipe. A small group of figures have paused near the horse's head at the left of the scene, as other pedestrians pass by between the cab and the wall beyond, which is topped with iron railings.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1911

Medium

oil on jute

Measurements

H 115.5 x W 155.3 cm

Accession number

1928.34

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1928

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed at right bottom corner: A. VALETTE.


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