19th-Century British School, Farmyard Scene With Animals

19th-Century British School, Farmyard Scene With Animals

This charming late 19th-century oil on canvas depicts a quiet farmyard with restful animals. In the foreground, a pig is firmly nestled into the hay - a smile to signify contentment. While above it, a cockerel stands proudly and looks towards a sedate cow.

The artist is unknown but it’s plausible that it’s by someone painting their own farm. It’s a little folky, which adds to its country house charm.

Housed in a fine period giltwood frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 18½” x 17” / 47cm x 43cm
Year of creation: c. 1880
Condition: Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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