A Pair of Pigs

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Date:1845 - 1850 (c.)

Description:This is an oil painting on canvas depicting two prize pigs. During the 19th century paintings of farm animals became a recognised genre, as, in an attempt to produce bigger and better livestock, itinerant artists would agree to produce an exagerated portrait of a prize animal in order to satisfy its owner. This painting is an excellent example of this.
Framed size Height 610mm, Width 755mm, Depth 40mm


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Source: Compton Verney House Trust

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