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Jack Carnew's Prize-Winning Tippler Pigeons, Bristol Club, 1925

© the copyright holder. Photo credit: Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

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Jack Carnew's pigeons won the 'Best Average' prize for endurance flying during the 1923 season and again in 1925. The inscriptions show his flying times had increased since 1923. Tipplers were flown in 'kits' of three, as here, and Andrew Beer painted accurate portraits of the individual birds. Beer worked as a commercial artist in Bristol and was a racing pigeon enthusiast in his spare time. In the 1920s and 1930s he painted many portraits of pigeons, which were often sent by rail to Stapleton Road Station to pose in his studio at Eastville.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Bristol

  • Date

    1925

  • Medium

    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    46.3 x 61.1 cm

  • Accession number

    K5891

  • Acquisition method

    purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Friends of Bristol Art Gallery and the Bristol Magpies, 1999

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