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The Rick

The Rick
3 0 c m
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm


Print of an incomplete hay rick with a ladder leaning against it with a manual plough next to it, and white cumulus clouds billowing behind. Chambré Hardman came across this scene on a visit to Evesham during Easter 1935 with Margaret, soon after the turning to Kersoe (near Elmley Castle) in the Cotswolds. Hardman said of this image that it was the band of "icing sugar clouds" which caught his attention and he then searched for something to photograph them with, eventually finding the hay rick. He added a rake and a sack draped over the fence for authenticity. Although this picture was not of great commercial value, it was very popular on the exhibition circuit. Exhibited at the London Salon, 1950, The Institute of British Photography, 1950 and the Liverpool Amateur Photography Association Centenary Exhibition, 1953. In 1980 the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool acquired the image. Taken April 1935.

Image Details

Property Name
E.Chambré Hardman Collection
NTPL Ref. No.
North West

©NTPL/E.Chambré Hardman Collection

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