The Well

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Rural French scene of a group of Breton villagers carrying buckets gathered in a yard around a well. The people stand and talk as they collect water; a young boy stands beside a goat, branishing a stick at the animal. To the left of the scene, a pig drinks from a bucket on the ground, and to the right, the walls of a building are visible. There is a grassy hill behind the well, out of which sapling trees grow; beyond the scene, the sky is clear with scattered clouds.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Well




oil on canvas


H 50.9 x W 61 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Charles Lambert Rutherston, 1925

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : trc : artist's name, date : R. Ihlee 1913


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