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Hard Times

Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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Under a grey sky, an itinerant family rests at the side of a dirt road. They are a man, a woman, a baby, and a boy of about five years. The man stands to the left, leaning against a gate with his thumb hooked into his waistcoat pocket. He has a strong physique and a determined expression, and is dressed in brown work clothes and well-worn boots. He has a bundle on his back and a hat in his hand. His gaze follows the road which leads off to the right towards buildings in the distance.

Manchester Art Gallery

Manchester


Date

1885

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 86.5 x W 112 cm

Accession number

1885.24

Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1885

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Signed blc : H H 85


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