|speed the plough
|large scale oil on panel portraying a
ploughman driving a team of horses and cattle, this once common
sight had died out in even the most rural regions by the early
eighteenth century by which time the horse was used exclusively.
the work was most likely painted for a chimney decoration or to
be placed over a door. it was discovered in the lake district
and shows similarities with works by Mathias Read (1669-1747)
though in a style altogether more primitive. this is a
wonderful, evocative and early piece.
|english. Circa 1700
|height 61cm (24")|
|width 154cm (60 1/2")|