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Man Is But Mortal
A small oil on canvas depicting a monk staring curiously at a young couple as they stroll through a wooded area.
On the reverse, an inscription reads “Man is but mortal”, which is a quote from Dickens’ The Pickwick Papers (1837). “Man is but mortal; and there is a point beyond which human courage cannot extend.”
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
8⅔” x 6⅔” / 22cm x 17cm
Year of creation
c. 1837 - c. 1850
The canvas is in fine condition and has darkened with age. Could be cleaned to bring out more of its original tones.
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If the images display the artwork framed, then the frame is included in the price unless otherwise stated. And for those that are unframed, we can handle the framing for you should you wish.
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