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Oil Painting - The Travelling Companions

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1956P7
Collection:Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Date:1862 - 1862

Maker Information

Artist:Augustus Leopold Egg - View biography for Augustus Leopold Egg


This painting has an enduring fascination because of its mirror image of identically dressed women. They face each other in the confined space of a railway carriage from which a view of the sun-lit coast near Meudon in southern France can be seen. The movement of the train is suggested by the swinging tassel of the window blind. One figure dozes, the other reads, perhaps depicting a modern version of 'Industry and Idleness'.

Presented by the Feeney Charitable Trust, 1956.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Oil on canvas.


Height:653 mm
Width:787 mm