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Fine Old Victorian Oil Painting Portrait Young Boy & Rabbit After Henry Raeburn
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- 1 Exceptional Fine Old Antique Victorian Oil Painting Portrait Young Boy With Pet Rabbit After Henry Raeburn.
- In the style of similar to after the famous artist Henry Raeburn.
- The Original Boy & Rabbit painting was done by Henry Raeburn in 1814 this unknown artist rendition was done 40 years later during 1850's.
- Subject portrait of young boy child with pet rabbit.
- Henry Raeburn RA was born in 1756 and went on to enjoy an unchallenged position as the leading Scottish portrait painter of his day.
- Henry used his godson and step- grandson Henry Raeburn Inglis as his model for this painting.
- Sadly there is no record of the rabbits name, but the composition presents the animal as a beloved pet rather then a wild animal.
- He is feeding the rabbit dandelion leaves.
- The domesticity of the scene is a contract to many more formal genre paintings, in which any animals depicted would have typically been chosen for their symbolic value, rather then their relationship with the sitter.
- Oil on board.
- Set in a beautifully carved gilt wood acanthus frame.
- Circa mid 19th century 1850's.
- Indistinctly signed by an unknown artist.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for home display.
- Purchased from a private fine art collector.
- We only buy and sell paintings based on their quality & significance.
- Condition report, offered in charming used condition.
- The frame is fragile & has some noticeable small carved wood pieces missing from the frame, cracking and having past glue repairs.
- Having age foxing to the back of the board, with some stains to the board on the front in places & craquelure also dust it will need a clean.
- International worldwide shipping is available.
- Viewings are welcome by appointment only for customer support please send a message thankyou.
- Cash upon collection is welcome.
Dimensions in inches & centimetres of frame approximate
20" High (51cm)
15.75" Wide (40cm)