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Young Swan

© estate of C. F. Tunnicliffe, OBE, RA. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Study of a young adult mute swan, sitting on the mud flats of a riverbank in a resting position, with its head turned round and tucked into the wing feathers along its back. There is a grassy riverbank in the top right corner and river water in the top left. The tones used are soft and light shades of brown, green and grey.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on linen


H 47.2 x W 84.3 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Arthur Greatorex Ltd, 1938

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's initials (mon) : C F T


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