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'bulls In A Stable' By William Henry Davis. Oil On Canvas. Framed, Signed And Dated 1835


£2,600 | $3,623 USD | €3,030 EUR
Item Number: SA770109
Date of manufacture: 19th Century
Current Status: For sale
Seller: Victoria Fine Art
This antique has been viewed 23 times in the past month with the most views from France.


This oil painting is a classic study of William Davis's work. The attention to detail with chickens in the bottom right corner and the sense of distance given by the open window makes this a truely special painting. The chains and harnesses only add to this fantastic example of his work.
Oil on canvas signed and dated 1835
Minimal restoration. It has been relined
Picture Size 49 x 72
Outside Size 56 x 79cm
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Born in 1783, William Henry Davis was raised in Chelsea, London. Although there is limited knowledge of his childhood, when William was only 20 years of age, it was recorded that he had submitted his first portrait to the Royal Academy.
His first recorded piece as mentioned above was a family portrait of Mrs J Biddulph along with her children. It was soon after this piece had been submitted that we saw William develop his work in the painting of animals and in 1803, William Henry Davis was seen to exhibit a portrait entitled ‘Piggs’ as the Royal Academy.
At the age of 35, William Henry Davis was a well-known name in the art of animal portraits and by the age of 40 he had been considered ‘established’. Not only had he had many exhibitions at the Royal Academy but he also had work on display at the British Institution and the Society of British Artists. As popularity for his work continued to grow, he gained the support of Lord Rivers, the Earl of Ilchester and Lord Lynedock to name a few.
Over the next 5 years, we saw William Henry Davis lean his attention towards livestock and in 1828, William exhibited a portrait entitles ‘A Prize Ox’ which was followed by ‘Ely Prize Ox’ and ‘A Durham Prize Ox’.
Between 1835-1864 William Henry Davis was commissioned by the prestigious agricultural publication, Farmers Magazine and it is believed that during this time, William painted over 160 different images of livestock which were reproduced in the publications as steel engravings.
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This item is antique. The date of manufacture has been declared as 19th Century.


Height = 56 cm (22.0")
Width = 79 cm (31.1")
Depth = 5 cm (2.0")

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