Cheviot Farm

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A farmyard scene, painted in a child-like style in subtle colours. A white and brown cow stands at the front right, next to a mowing or rolling-type machine with long brown handles. A gate or hurdle is seen behind the machine, and another white and black farm animal in the distance behind the cow. All are in a circular field or yard. To either side are farmyard buildings, the barn with a conical roof on the left being particularly visible. Behind the farm are rolling hills and trees, painted in blue, pink and brown, as opposed to the yellow tonality of the foreground.

Manchester Art Gallery



Cheviot Farm




oil on canvas


H 65.2 x W 81 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from Messrs Reid and Lefevre, 1947

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Inscription description

Signed: blc : Frances Hodgkins


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