Manchester Art Gallery

The Vagrant

Object description

Three quarter length frontal portrait of an elderly gypsy traveller with white hair, crouching down and leaning forward with one palm open toward the viewer, raised in a waving gesture. The woman is wrapped in swathes of fabric which are coloured with mottled blues and greens. The woman's face is clearly defined amidst a background of impressionist marks. Indistinct landscape background with buildings in the distance to the left.