Young Poachers

Image credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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In this autumnal scene, two boys are on a poaching expedition at the edge of a forest. They can be seen in the bottom right-hand corner, one rummaging through the undergrowth, the other, at the foot of a grassy path leading uphill. The trees are bare against a cloudy blue sky and away to the left in the background there is open ground.

Manchester Art Gallery



Young Poachers




oil on canvas


H 71.3 x W 107.4 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from The Manchester Academy of Fine Arts, 1888

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name : J. Hey. Davies.


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