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Title: Waiting for the Coach

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: Leighton, Edmund Blair R.O.I.
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1895

Accession Number: 1917.201
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Mr James Thomas Blair bequest, 1917.

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • oil paint/


  • oil on canvas

A scene depicting the imminent departure of a young woman from her home. She stands in the lane in front of her house, gazing to the left in anticipation of the appearance of the coach, with her belongings - including a travelling chest, umbrella and a basket of flowers - on the ground beside her. Standing in the garden gateway to her right is an grey-haired gentleman, consulting his pocket watch. Behind him, on the flagstone garden path, is a woman with an arm round the shoulders of a young boy who she bends forward to speak to; he stands with his hands in his pockets. Extending across the background of the composition is the foliage-covered facade of the house with its front door open to reveal a shadowy interior.


Type: unframed
Height: 33.2 cm
Width: 48.4 cm

Type: framed
Height: 59.8
Width: 75.1
Depth: 10.9