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Fluttering Pigeons

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The artist gave this and two other pigeon paintings to the Gallery in memory of his wife. She came from Durham and that is where Malthouse began researching pigeons and pigeon fanciers amongst the mining community. His pigeon paintings date from the early 1950s. Malthouse writes of these three paintings: ‘the colours were refined in the endeavour to give a feeling of airborn flight. Light and shade tended to be replaced in the structure of the painting by the three-dimensional use of colour.

Victoria Art Gallery

Bath


Date

1953

Medium

oil on canvas & board

Measurements

H 41.5 x W 51.7 cm

Accession number

BATVG : P : 1983.2

Acquisition method

gift from the artist

Work type

Painting


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Bridge Street, Bath, Somerset BA2 4AT England

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