J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne
J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne

A pair of Prize Winning Pigeons by J Brown/e

 

‘Poppy’ and 'The Colonel' Prize Racing Pigeons, oil on board, dated 1924

 

 

J Brown/e is a noted painter of racing pigeons of this period, and these portraits are typical of his output.  The pigeons stand against a plain background, relying on their intelligent profile and iridescent neck and chest feathers to make an impact. 

 

Pigeon racing in the British Isles was a very popular pastime in the early 20th century, with demand for trophies at its highest in the 1920's, when several artists were working in the field. 

 

Notable among them were E H Windred in London, Andrew Beer in Bristol and South Wales and J Brown/e in Northumberland and Cumberland, although there were several others.  

 

Framed with gold slip. Both paintings are the same size.

 

Sight:         11" x 17.5"    (28cm x 44cm)

Frame:       14.75" x 21.25"   ( 37cm x 54cm)

 

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Ref: 223            


J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne
J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne
J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne
J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne
J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne
J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne
J Browne, A pair of prize winning racing pigeons by J Browne