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The Green Fence, Hulme

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A simplistically but naturalistically painted derelict warehouse, in the midst of an industrial Hulme landscape. The roof has collapsed, revealing bare wooden supporting beams; the building is surrounded by high green fencing, topped with barbed wire. In front of the fence a man stands with a wheelbarrow piled high with clothes and bags, accompanied by a young boy playing on a home-made cart.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on hardboard


H 45.6 x W 55.2 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Harry Kingsley, 1965

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : H KINGSLEY / 1960


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