Portrait of a racing pigeon by J Browne 1926
  Portrait of a racing pigeon by J Browne 1926
 Portrait of a racing pigeon by J Browne 1926

Race Winning Pigeon, J Browne

 

Painted in typical Browne typical, In profile against a blue sky and very low horizon.

 

Inscribed 'Straight-Lace'

Red Cock NURP 2372032

Bred & Raced By C.W.Parker

Stamford

 

Signed bottom right J Browne 1926

 

 

Oil on board, in contemporary frame.

 

Frame. 21”     53cm      14.5”. 37cm

Sight. 17.5”    44cm      11”. 44cm

 

Price:  950

 

Ref. 415

 

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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.  

 

 Portrait of a racing pigeon by J Browne 1926