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Village in Russia

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A detailed painting of a village in Russia, the perspective is in the shade, from the ground just next to a village wall, which takes up the canvas from the right-hand side. The viewer sees across a small patch of dry ground to a row of old, flaking stone bungalows. An old woman can be seen crossing the ground to the dwelling, carrying something on her back. Behind the row of houses there are taller buildings of the same kind, with a minaret rising out of the middle. The colours and outlines are sharp and clear.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 58 x W 76 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Miss Margaret Pilkington, 1970

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : THOMAS SWIMMER. '54 / .


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