The Cottage Door

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This is a rustic scene of a cottage, set amongst trees to the right, on the edge of wild common. A woman, with a baby in her arms, stands at the door of the cottage, at the top of a short set of steps. She looks out at two females who approach the dwelling, the first leading a pony, on which the second is seated. The first visitor wears a dark overcoat and hat, and carries a basket on her arm. The visitor on horseback wears a white bonnet, and leans forward as if to dismount. A pot and plate stand on a small table against the front of the cottage. Several barrels lie on the floor in the foreground, on the left. A fence extends from the cottage wall, half enclosing the front yard.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Cottage Door




oil on panel


H 25.4 x W 33.1 cm

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Acquisition method

bequeathed by John Edward Yates, 1934

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Inscription description

Signed brc: WC 1825


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