Portrait of a Prize Pigeon

$3,900

Print this Page Email This Product

Contact Yew Tree House at (212) 249-6612.

English early 20th century portrait of prize winning pigeon by A. Embleton, 1914, gouache on paper, with the legend "Mr Gerald Lockett's winner of 1st & Special Weymouth, Wavertree H.S. 1913" The largely working man's sport of pigeon racing was more or less suspended around the time this portrait was completed (The First World War would break out in less than a year) for fear that pigeons might be used by enemy spies to communicate. At the same time, many homing pigeons were pressed into service (you cannot really say they enlisted) and used to convey messages from the front to headquarters. They are credited with saving thousands of lives through their war efforts.

Period
1913
Material
Oil on panel
Country
England
Condition

excellent

Dimensions
Height 21 inches
Width 16.75 inches
Depth 1 inches
×

E-mail Preview :


See More Details

Your Message

E-mail Settings