This painting is a charming farmyard scene from the well-known oeuvre of animal painter Edgar Hunt. It is a perfect image of idyllic country life, and would have been very appealing to wealthy city-dwellers of the early Twentieth Century, who yearned for the peaceful country life that existed before industrialisation.

Dimensions: (unframed) 27.9 x 38.1 cm/11.0 x 15.0 ins
Signature: Signed ‘E. Hunt’ and dated 1924 (lower right)
Medium: Oil on canvas

Catalogue No: 6014 Categories: ,


One of the most accomplished animal painters of his day, Edgar Hunt is famous for his farmyard paintings, such as this one, created with meticulous detail, physical accuracy and tenderness.

Edgar Hunt had no formal art training, but was taught by his father, Charles Hunt. Charles painted farmyard and interior scenes in a typically Victorian style. Edgar developed his own trademark style, which constituted idealised farmyard scenes, with animals always being the subject. His works are exquisitely detailed, and his observation of farm animals was unparalleled in his time.

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