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The Minister's Garden

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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An enormous painting, looking out of a cottage garden in Sandhurst. The view leads down to the lower ground, where there are people working in fields and large patches of forest punctuating the distant landscape. In the nearest field a group of children are being led by a man in dark clothes, and in the distance rolling hills make up the horizon line. In the cluttered garden in the foreground, there are various weeds and plants growing including a low apple tree and tall hollyhock plant. On the left, just beyond the garden the bottom of a pine tree intersects the canvas. Various greens dominate the vast landscape and the size, perspective and straight on view of the painting makes for a walk-in effect.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Minister's Garden




oil on canvas


H 184.2 x W 275 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

purchased, 1883

Work type


Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name, date : CECIL G LAWSON. / 1878


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