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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

Manchester

Title

The Minister's Garden

Date

1878–1882

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 184.2 x W 275 cm

Accession number

1883.6

Acquisition method

purchased, 1883

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

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

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