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Surreal, slightly sinister portrayal of two performers, both in top hat and tails, performing with awkward gestures. Foremost performer on the right stands with one arm raised over his head, behind him the second performer raises his top hat. Shadowy suburban setting, possibly a stage set, with small house in the immediate background, horizon of roof tops visible in the hazy distance. Small boy in shorts and braces stands on the far left looking towards the distant rooftops.

Manchester Art Gallery







oil on canvas


H 40.6 x W 51 cm

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purchased from the Crane Gallery, 1950

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