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The Mermaid's Arrival

Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A quiet, gloomy harbour scene looking across the clustered masts of moored boats in the bottom right, towards a small fishing vessel on the left, coming in to moor. There is open sea in the centre background, which lies behind steep cliffs to the right and a built up harbour to the left.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Mermaid's Arrival


oil on canvas


H 25.2 x W 35.4 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased at Christie's, 1913

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name : J.R.Reid


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