Photos: Jonathan Russell.

Title ‘The Barren Figtree’ is as in the 1923 exhibition catalogue. In recent auctions it is called ‘The Barren Fig.’

The lake in the picture is Lake Albano (Lago Albano), about 10 miles south-east of Rome.

  • Media: oil on canvas.
  • Dimensions: 500 x 290 mm (0.15 m²).
  • History: painted c.1900-c.1910 (notice by picture when on display at in Manchester Art Gallery); auctioned Christie’s, London, 29 Jul 1920, “The Property of Mrs Charles Hunter, 31 Portland Place, London, W1“; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery 1923; Cheffin’s, Cambridge, 24 Mar 2010, sold, “Canvas slightly bowing in frame. Original tortoiseshell frame has one corner missing and cracks“; exhibited Manchester Art Gallery, 23 Feb 2018 to 6 Jan 2019, “Lent by the Executors of Christine Brownlie Allen (1954-2014).”
  • Location: private collection.

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