Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
A Cook Plucking a Wild Duck

Photo credit: The Bowes Museum

How you can use this image

This image can be used for non-commercial research or private study purposes, and other UK exceptions to copyright permitted to users based in the United Kingdom under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised. Any other type of use will need to be cleared with the rights holder(s).

Review the copyright credit lines that are located underneath the image, as these indicate who manages the copyright (©) within the artwork, and the photographic rights within the image.

The collection that owns the artwork may have more information on their own website about permitted uses and image licensing options.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

This cook does not appear to be a mother in a family setting, but rather a servant attending to her chores in a corner of her employer's kitchen. The utensils, the location of the kitchen (away from the main section of the house), and the woman's pensive expression indicate her role as a servant. The wine and meat signify the pleasure of dining, but are not peasant's fare. This is therefore most likely a middle-class kitchen in an urban area.

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle


Date

1854

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 45.7 x W 38.4 cm

Accession number

B.M.360

Acquisition method

bequeathed by the Founders, 1885

Work type

Painting


Tags

This artwork does not have any tags yet. You can help by tagging artworks on Tagger.

Normally on display at

The Bowes Museum

Barnard Castle, County Durham DL12 8NP England

This venue is open to the public. Not all artworks are on display. If you want to see a particular artwork, please contact the venue.
View venue