Feeding the Chickens by Arthur Elsley



Title

Feeding the Chickens

Artist

Arthur Elsley

Ref GM2142
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 28" x 24" (71 x 60 cm)
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Description  
This painting depicts a young girl happily feeding the chickens as a man is sitting in a wheelbarrow keeping an eye on her. The scene is set in a stable, which has three working horses. The horses are large and strong with shiny coats. The straw on the floor creates a bright setting in an otherwise dark background. The appealing quality of Elsley's paintings were easily understood and presented a cosy, idealised world of happy smiling children and their animals. Elsley displayed much warmth and affection for his subjects and the sentiment in his art gave great pleasure and comfort to ordinary people.