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Title Poultry
Collection Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport
Artist Guilleminet, Claude (French artist, 1821-)
Date Earliest about 1840
Date Latest probably 1860
Signed yes
Description Claude Guilleminet was born in Paris 1821 and is documented until 1860. His favourite subjects were landscapes, still lifes, farms, poultry, and animals. He made his debut at the Salon in 1857. Guilleminet often depicted unusual groupings of poultry. Here a duck and a turkey drink from a basin of water. Behind, chickens and a cockerel stand on a wicker poultry basket. To the left there is a chicken coop and a hen rests on the ladders that lead up to it. It was not uncommon for Guilleminet to add more exotic birds such as a peacock to his compositions, but the farmyard setting tends to be consistent.
Current Accession Number 1929.407
Inscription front ll 'Guilleminet'
Subject animal (poultry)
Measurements 32.0 x 25.5 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on panel
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by J. H. Bell 1929.
Rights Owner Atkinson Art Gallery, Southport, Sefton M.B.C. Leisure Services
Author Lisa Howard



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