The Reverend Alexander McLaren

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A three-quarter length, right side profile portrait of the Reverend Alexander McLaren, pastor of the Union Chapel, Manchester 1858–1908. An elderly man with white hair and beard, he stands in a dark overcoat with his hands clasped behind his back, holding a piece of paper; his head is turned to face the viewer. There is a pale sketchy background with shadowy area to the bottom right.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Reverend Alexander McLaren




oil on canvas


H 123.7 x W 80.4 cm

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Acquisition method

gift, 1896

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : trc : artist's initial : R


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