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Two Fowls and Ducks on a Pond

Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

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An amber-coloured, speckled cockerel puffs himself up and crows at the edge of a pond on which three ducks and two ducklings are swimming. A speckled hen behind picks up straw in its beak from the ground. Some weeds are growing on the right. There are two ducklings at the side of the pond in the foreground and a couple of goslings on the opposite bank, beside a wooden fence. Behind the cock and hen is a tree and a large rock. A river landscape stretches into the distance to the left and a seated figure can be seen on the bank. The pink-tinged clouds hanging low in the sky suggest that it is early evening.

Nottingham City Museums & Galleries



oil on canvas


H 102.9 x W 128.3 cm

Accession number

NCM 1939-1

Acquisition method

bequeathed by Mrs Elizabeth Holbrooke, 1939

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Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

Nottingham City Council, Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG2 3NG England

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