Provincial English Folk Art Scene, The Bull's Head

Provincial English Folk Art Scene, The Bull's Head

A charming turn of the century folk art depiction of the Bull’s Head pub and village green.

On the reverse, it bears an old auction label from Symons & Son of Barnstaple and it’s intriguing to think that the pub could’ve been in North Devon. We’ve been unable to locate it but hopefully it’s still standing in a village somewhere.

We particularly like the figure of the shepherd as he ambles across the green with his crook.

Oil on canvas
Overall size
25½” x 19⅓” / 65cm x 49cm
Year of creation
c. 1900
Good with no issues. Canvas could be easily cleaned to revive its rich colours but we prefer it as it is. Frame with age-related 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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