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Oil Painting Champion Bird Repetition Pigeon By J Brown C1932 Bred J Robinson

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Challenge yourself with this stunning oil painting of a champion racing bird! This artwork, created in 1932 by J. Brown and bred & raced by J. Robinson, is a true feat of craftsmanship. Dare to take it home!

Title inscribed 'Repetition N.U.RP.27 BSE.617 Bred & Raced By W.Robinson won £400 in 4 seasons.  1928 Won 1st DOL. 1929 6th DOL 4th Nantes. 1930 1st FED DOL 2nd PED Nantes & J90. 1931 3rd FED DOL 4th FED Nantes £260.

Subject ornithology sporting animal bird portrait of a grey checker racing pigeon named Repetition in side profile facing left. With beautiful plumage. The birds colour has a light grey colour body with dark wing & striped black bars, a darker grey head with white and black beak & dark blue with speckled turquoise neck. With a landscape view in the background, with a cloudy overcast sky with areas of lighter blue shining through.

A good size with the frame being 51 cm wide and 41.5 cm high.

Oil on board backed with cardboard.

Set in a traditional later gilt wood frame.

Signed by the known British pigeon artist J Brown.

From the beginning of organised pigeon racing, prizes where given for great performances. Now these are frequently photographed but in the late nineteenth and the first half of the twentieth century it was usual  for a portrait painting to be commissioned of the winning racing pigeon. Demand for these trophies peaked in the early part of the 20th century when several specialist pigeon artists were working in this field. Notable amongst them were E.H.Windred in London, Andrew Beer in Bristol and South Wales and J.Brown in Northumberland and Cumberland.

J Brown was an artist by trade, but he was also a "Pigeon Fancier" and raced his own pigeons. He also had a great passion for painting, he carefully and accurately added the individual bird's markings and thus created his individual style depicting flat, two dimensional painted depictions of the birds with impeccably observed details of their unique markings. J Brown is al egendary British Folk Artist and considered significant for his body of work. 

Provenance from a Fine art auction and museum label verso.

An exceptional sought after collectible artwork.

Such a delightful scene to the eye a great conversation piece. 

Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of subject animal sporting matter such elaborate detail. 

Condition report. 

Offered in fine used condition. 

Front painting surface in acceptable overall order. Having some craquelure & various foxing stains and in places. Frame which has general wear also minor losses, chips commensurate with usage & age.

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Size of frame 

High (41.5 cm)
Wide (51 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (2.5 cm)

Item Info

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Dimensions

H: 41.5cm W: 51cm D: 2.5cm



Item Location

United Kingdom

Seller Location

Chester, Cheshire

Item Location

United Kingdom

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+44 (0)7494 763382