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Title: Out of Town

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Brown, Ford Madox
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, France, Île-de-France, Paris
Date: 1858

Accession Number: 1947.94
Location on Display: First floor: Pre-Raphaelites
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: George Beatson Blair bequest, 1941.

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • oil paint/


  • oil on board

Study of a young woman holding a baby in garden setting. The woman stands in front of a long bench, in profile to the right and supporting the baby with both hands. She wears a dark full length dress with purple detail, and a straw hat decorated with ribbon. The baby is dressed in a long white gown with a blue sash, and a white bonnet with blue and yellow detail. A small child in a smock and striped socks stands at the woman's feet; the child holds a bunch of grapes in its right hand away from a large turkey to the left. A house is visible in the background to the left, with trees and foliage in the middleground. In the far distance, a town is visible beneath a hazy overcast sky; birds soar above in the top right corner of the composition.


Type: unframed
Height: 23.2 cm
Width: 14.4 cm

Type: framed
Height: 46.8
Width: 38.4
Depth: 10.2