The River of Life: Death

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Desolate sea view at dusk, the shoreline in the shadow revealing an old fortress to the left, silhouetted against the setting sun and sea. Gnarled branches and twigs can be seen in the foreground to the left. Arched semi-circular scene above this, depicting two naked winged angels, kneeling on the ground with their arms outstretched towards a dying man just visible between them.

Manchester Art Gallery



The River of Life: Death




oil on canvas


H 44 x W 61 cm

Accession number

1933.2 E

Acquisition method

gift from Mrs Thomas Worthington, 1933

Work type


Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name : A. MacCallum.


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