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Vine Pruner

© estate of John Craxton. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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A stylised painting of a Greek man bending down to prune grape vines with a sharp knife. He is dressed in blue overalls, wears a grey cap and has bare feet. It is painted with sharp angles and geometric shapes, with heavy outlines. The earth is brown and the sky is warm oranges and yellows.

Manchester Art Gallery


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  • Medium

    oil on paper

  • Measurements

    58.9 x 46.5 cm

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  • Acquisition method

    purchased from the Crane Gallery, 1954


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