Ernest Betigny, Rustic Barn With Chickens & Cart

Ernest Betigny, Rustic Barn With Chickens & Cart

A charming early 20th-century oil painting depicting an old rustic barn with a cart and chickens. The artist, Ernest Betigny (1873-1960), has applied the oils with broad confident marks and plenty of expression.

Betigny hailed from Schaerbeek and studied at the Academy in Brussels.

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a frame that’s probably the original.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 23” x 26” / 58cm x 67cm
Year of creation: c. 1920
Provenance: England
Condition: Frame with some age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £1,038 achieved for a landscape painting at an auction in 1997.

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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