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Work details

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Applicant or licensee name:
The University of Reading
Applicant or licensee country:
United Kingdom
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Title or short description:
Two labourers at work (recto) and perspective study (verso)
Full description:
Two men wearing jackets, trousers and caps, with the suggestion of something with wheels behind them in the background. The standing figure is leaning against a vertical pipe, with both hands raised to his torso and holding an object in his right hand. Behind is the suggestion of a tall oblong structure. The figure seated on the ground, with his left leg extended, is sitting with his back to the viewer and using both hands to perform a task in front of him. A frame has been drawn on the paper around the top and sides of the drawing. On the verso are two unfinished perspectives drawings in pencil. There is also a small octagon drawn in pencil in the top right corner. Charcoal and pencil on machine paper. 55.8 x 76.2 cm.
Still visual art
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The University of Reading Art Collection
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Known creators or right holders

Type Located Name
Creator No Minnie Hardman (née Shubrook) (1862-1952)

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