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Title: The Magic Crystal (also known as Study: Male Figure)

Alternative Titles:

  • Study: male Figure; The Crystal Globe

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Solomon, Simeon
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1878

Accession Number: 1933.71
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Presented by Guy Knowles

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • Oil Paint/


  • oil on paper

Mystical scene depicting a young semi-naked man, with blue robes swathed about his shoulders and lower body, leaning over a table to left, on which sits a large crystal ball. Heavy poppies grow entwined around the table legs. The backdrop is a starlit sky with a bare tree to right, and the moon directly behind the figure's head to left, producing a halo effect.


Type: unframed
Height: 32 cm
Width: 18.1 cm

Type: framed
Height: 55.6
Width: 46.8
Depth: 2.7