George Jackson, fl. 1830-1864 A Most Impressive 19th Century Farmyard Scene
Not a lot is known about George Jackson, other than a number of sporting pictures that are recorded by him, these include portraits of horses, dogs and game. His work is of the highest quality and his pictures usually have detailed landscapes in the background. Over the past years, a number of Jackson’s works have been through the major auction houses. This example is thought to be his biggest work and was painted for the Wakefield Industrial Exhibition of 1857. Certainly the animals present and red brick farm buildings would suggest this was a West Riding farmyard.
The picture has travelled little in its life, hence the condition is first-class. The canvas has only been lightly cleaned, and it retains the original gilt frame.
Signed and dated 1857.
Height 48 inches by width 60 inches.