J Browne, Portrait of a racing pigeon 1925 Master McGrath
J Browne, Portrait of a racing pigeon 1925 Master McGrath
J Browne, Portrait of a racing pigeon 1925 Master McGrath

J Browne, Portrait of a Racing Pigeon: Master McGrath

 

 

Oil on board of a racing pigeon,  Master McGrath, signed J Browne 1925, painted in shades of grey and cream.

 

Canvas board, with a modern dark frame

 

 

Sight:  15.25 x 11.5     39cm x 29cm

Frame:  18.75” x  14.5"    48cm x37cm

  

£ 950

 

Ref:  380

 

 For more information on Browne check out my article here

 

J Browne is a noted painter of racing pigeons of this period, and this  portrait is 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.  

 

J Browne, Portrait of a racing pigeon 1925 Master McGrath