An atmospheric, smog-filled, winter scene of a hansom cab parked on Grosvenor Square (All Saints). The street is Oxford Road, Manchester, seen from the corner of Devonshire Street. The cab and horse, parked at the curb to the left of the scene, are in profile. To the right, the horse has its head lowered to the ground as it feeds from a nosebag and has a small blanket draped over its back. A male figure stands on the back of the cab, leaning on its roof. Several figures make their way along the pavement between the cab and a wall crowned with an iron railing fence, beyond which are the silhouettes of bare trees standing in the grounds of the twin-towered Scottish Presbyterian Church (now demolished), its hazy form visible against a darkening sky.
Where to see this painting?
Manchester City Galleries
Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, M2 3JL
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