The Travelling Companions

Augustus Leopold Egg

The Travelling Companions
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 27cm x 22cm

Description

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'.

Image Details

Dimensions
 
653mm x 787mm
Medium
 
Oil on canvas.
Acquisition
 
Presented by the Feeney Charitable Trust, 1956.
Accession Number
 
1956P7

© Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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