The Woodgatherers

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A simplistically painted woodland scene depicting a sturdy peasant woman and two young girls gathering wood. The woman stands between the two girls, carrying a sack of wood over one shoulder and a bundle in her right hand, the small girl to the right carrying a second sack, whilst the girl to the left bends over to gather wood from the ground. Large indistinct trees are behind them to the right, and a curving grassy path and distant trees to the left.

Manchester Art Gallery



The Woodgatherers




oil on canvas


H 38.3 x W 28 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from Thomas Balston, 1950

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : Tom Nash / 1929


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