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The Casket

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums

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A picture of a woman (the artist's wife or daughter), dark haired, wearing a high-necked black dress and a bead necklace. She is looking straight at the viewer, with an enigmatic look on her face. With both hands she holds up a casket, which has an embossed floral design on the lid. Dangling from the box, and looped over her left hand are several chains. Behind the woman is a panel with a carved edge on the left side of the picture.

Nottingham City Museums

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oil on canvas


H 76.2 x W 61 cm

Accession number

NCM 1924-137

Acquisition method

gift from the Trustees of the William S. Holbrook Bequest, 1924

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