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Title Interior of a Church
Original Translation Interieur de l’Eglise
Collection Bolton Museum and Archive Service
Artist Hervier, Louis Adolphe (French painter and printmaker, 1818-1879)
Date 1841 (dated)
Signed yes
Description The painting depicts the interior of a gothic church, from the aisle looking into the knave. Several figures, some dressed as nuns, can be seen in the foreground.
Current Accession Number BOLMG:1940.4.26
Inscription front lr 'HERVIER'
Subject interior; everyday life; figure
Measurements 26.1 x 19.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Frank Hindley Smith 1940.

On back: dealer's label: 'Walter Carter. Harrods Ltd. 273 Southport.; pencil on label: 'Interior of a Church 41 A Hervier.'; pencil on label: '21 Interieur de l'Eglise.

Frank Hindley Smith (d. 1939) was a mill owner in Darcy Lever. He formed an important collection of modern art in the early 20th century due to his relationship with key members of the Bloomsbury group, including Richard Fry, Vanessa Bell, Maynard Keynes, and Segonzac. The extent of the collection can be seen in the number of institutions that benefited from it, including the Tate, the National Gallery, the Ashmolean at Oxford, the Fitzwilliam at Cambridge, the British Museum, Manchester City Art Gallery, the Whitworth Art Gallery, art galleries at Peterborough, Norwich, Exeter, and, of course, Bolton.

Rights Owner From the collections of Bolton Museum & Archive Service.  ©Bolton Council
Author Malcolm Barclay




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