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Robinson's Bank, Smithy Door

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A view looking across a road towards a row of shops and buildings in late Victorian England. On the wall of the building on the left is a sign which reads 'SMITHY/ DOOR', two of the shops have blinds open, these cover the pavement. A horse and cart is stood is positioned in front of the building, with a figure in nineteenth-century dress walking towards the entrance of the shop. Two women stand to the left carrying elegant parasoles observing the window display along the street.

Manchester Art Gallery



Robinson's Bank, Smithy Door




oil on card


H 37 x W 35.3 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from E. L. Compston, 1938

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Inscription description

on the back tc "Robinson's Bank/ Smithy Door" on the front blc signed by the artist "F.L.Tavare/ 1877"


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