Pair Artwork Oil Paintings Dead Hunt Game Birds & Rabbit After William Duffield
- Pair Incredible Large Old Antique Artwork Oil Paintings Study Of Still Life Dead Hunt Game Pheasant Birds & Rabbit After William Duffield.
- Subject a very fine vivid & vibrant study of still life dead hunt game pheasant birds and a rabbit.
- Monogram initial signed by an English school artist attributed Maud Thomas.
- Circa early 20th century dated 1910.
- Set in original gilt acanthus decorated frames.
- In the style of after the famous mid 19th century British school artist William Duffield.
- Duffield's skill at the still-life, a subject matter he devoted the majority of his life too.
- He was born in Bath, England in 1816, William Laud Duffield was initially a self-taught painter.
- He moved to London where he studied under George Lance before studying at the Royal Academy in London, he later moved to Antwerp for two years where he studied under Baron Wappers.
- While his training was in portrait work, a field he occasionally included with figural paintings and portraits of his wife and son, his first work for the Royal Academy was a still-life of fruit.
- This would be a style he eventually specialized in, exhibiting still-life paintings of dead game at the Royal Academy, the British Institution and more than 38 works at the Society of British Artists.
- In 1850 he married Mary Elizabeth Rosenberg, a painter and watercolorist well-known for her flower paintings as well as paintings of fish.
- At the height of his career, he died suddenly at the age of 47.
- Oil on canvas.
- We only sell paintings based upon quality & significance.
- Provenance exclusively bought from a reputable art auction in Buckinghamshire.
- Very fine brushstroke control which really brings the subjects to life.
- With hanging thread on the back of 1 with hanging chain on the other ready for immediate home display.
- Approx combined total unwrapped weight 14kg.
- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Having various noticeable craquelure, scuffs & water mark staining also some loss of paint to the painting surface in places.
- Both frames have various noticeable cracking, scuffs, wear, chips, frame missing pieces loss commensurate with usage & age.
- These superb paintings would benefit by getting reframed and cleaned.
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