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Group on five swans in a river surrounded by water which is engulfed in sunlight. The shadow of the swans is silhouetted against the water. To the bottom right-hand side of the painting there is a rounded shape in light brown with a metal attachment representing either a section of a jetty or part of a boat. The study for the painting was therefore done close to the waters edge or in a boat. The background of the painting is very dark contrasting with the sun-lit section in the middle.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 30.5 x W 40.5 cm

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Acquisition method

purchased from the artist, 1927

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : blc : artist's name : S Isabel Dacre


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