English Oil Painting Poultry Birds Cockerel & Hen After Edgar Hunt
- 1 Small Fine English Oil Painting Study Of Poultry Cockerel & Hen Birds After Edgar Hunt.
- In the style of similar to after Edgar Hunt.
- Set in a gilt frame.
- Subject a very fine study of poultry.
- It is very unusual as the cockerels feet are not seen as they are buried in the straw.
- Oil on board.
- Edgar Hunt was born in Birmingham of humble parentage, the son of a part-time art teacher, who greatly encouraged his son's talent. Edgar painted birds and fruit as well as his well-known animal subjects.As a child, Edgar spent much of his time sketching from farm life, and was considerably influenced by his brother, Walter Hunt, a skilful animal painter in his own right.
- By his mid twenties he had made up his mind to devote himself entirely to the depiction of farmyard animals.His compositions, usually on small canvases, were mostly of farmyard scenes in which domestic poultry and their broods predominated; although calves, pigs and rabbits were often introduced.
- He worked in a meticulous manner not a feather or a hair was out of place. His style is immediately recognisable, hardly changing throughout his career.Edgar was of a retiring disposition and seldom exhibited his work, preferring to spend his life with the animals he owned and lovingly painted.
- He exhibited at the Royal Society of Artists and at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.
- Provenance bought from a private seller.
- Very fine brushstroke control which really brings the poultry to life, its like you can feel the feathers.
- Set in a decorative gilt plaster wood frame.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home display.
- Circa during late 20th century.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Having various some very minor paint loss & scuffs to the painting surface in places.
- The frame has come cracking, scuffs in places and some chips.
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Dimensions in inches & centimetres of the frame approximate
High 10.25" (26cm)
Width 12" (30cm)
Depth 1" (2.5cm)