Recently acquired from a estate sale is an original antique oil painting on millboard featuring a farmyard family of roster, hens and chicks circa 1900 by the well loved animal painter/artist Edgar Hunt. This is probably one of Edgar Hunts earliest works as Hunt’s early work tended to portray farm animals within barns, while his later paintings included domestic animals and landscape effects. One of the most accomplished animal painters of his day, his style is distinguished by a meticulous attention to detail and finish. His compositions, usually on small canvases, were mostly of farmyard scenes in which domestic poultry and their broods predominated. He excelled in his evocative portrayal of many animal types, but was most fascinated by the rich colouration and textural effects required to describe birds, in particular chickens. Edgar Hunt was born in Birmingham of humble parentage, the son of a part-time art teacher, who greatly encouraged his son's talent. 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 style is immediately recognisable, hardly changing throughout his career. His patronage wanted uncomplicated images to which they could relate immediately and without troublesome intellectual effort. He was not a public man and rarely exhibited his work. However, he did show eleven animal scenes at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham and 'Feathered Friends' was exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool. Highly successful during his life-time, Edgar Hunt remains ever popular to this day with collectors throughout the world avidly seeking his work.
This original artwork is in good condition though some abrasions on the paint surface are slightly noticeable but does not affect the over all image of the oil painting. In it's original antique gilt gesso frame which is framed by George Rowney & Co. Ltd (established as T. & R. Rowney in 1783) an arts company who also supplied famous artists including Constable and Turner. Signed on the lower left corner. Measures 12cm in height and 16 cm. in width (painted surface) approximately.
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