Mowing in Manchester

Old Reaper by George Clausen
Old Reaper by George ClausenI was in Manchester yesterday and, popping into the City Art Gallery on a whim, got a lovely surprise in the form of George Clausen’s Old Reaper which I’ve admired many times in photos online but it was so much better in real life.

The movement in the man mowing is really great and the textures in the paint bring the weather and colours of the crop to life so much more than when seeing in on the screen.
The old Reaper by George Clausen

The outside of the Gallery has been transformed into a fantastic Lost Gardens of Manchester display in conjunction with the National Trust, including deck chairs where I enjoyed my lunch in some rare Manchester sun. I couldn’t resist a snap of this wooden hay rake propped up in a corner.
Hay rake in the Lost Gardens of Manchester


About Steve Tomlin

I am a greenwood worker and scythe tutor. I carve spoons, bowls and other products from locally sourced greenwood. During the summer I teach scything around the UK.
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1 Response to Mowing in Manchester

  1. Ty Thornock says:

    Nice post. Love the painting. Learning to use a scythe is on my list of things to learn in the near future.

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