The Old Squire

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Rural landscape scene of a wide country path with dense woodland to the right, steep fenced bank to the left, with open plains extending in the distance, in front of which a country squire on horseback is accompanied by a hound. The squire engages in conversation with a young farmhand who is accompanied by a cow and calf. Naturalistic colours are used, other notable features include the brightly illuminated sky.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Old Squire




oil on canvas


H 89 x W 124.4 cm

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Acquisition method

transferred from the Horsfall Museum Collection, 1918

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name, date : J.Tennant Oct / 1838


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