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The Language of Flowers

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Two young women in a drawing room with a trug full of flowers. One woman, in a white dress, sits on a leather upholstered sofa to the right looking up flowers in a large book on her lap, a wide brimmed hat tied round her neck and resting against her shoulders. The second woman, in a dark dress, lounges across the arm of the sofa, studying a pair of scissors in her hand in a slightly bored fashion. The overflowing trug sits at their feet to the left of the sofa, single flowers and leaves spilling out onto the floor.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 112.3 x W 145 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Thomas Agnew and Sons Ltd, 1900

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : G.D.Leslie.1885


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