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The Dead Bird

© estate of Prunella Clough. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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This is a still life of a dead bird, which has black feathers remaining on some parts of its body, but the white skull, neck and wing bones are also visible. It is lying upside down on a wooden structure (fence), with what looks like a road along a desert-coloured landscape extending behind it. The sky is grey.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 48.3 x W 34.2 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Roland, Browse and Delbanco, 1951

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name : Clough


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Manchester Art Gallery

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