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Alexander Jr. Pope American  1849 - 1924
Just From Town
Oil on Canvas
42 x 66 inches, sight
Category: Paintings - American
Era: 19th Century
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Alexander Pope, American (1849-1924); Just From Town, 1889; Oil on canvas, 42 x 66 inches; Signed and dated lower left, "Alexander Pope-/Boston- 1889". [Alexander Pope]...depicts simply two peacocks with their gorgeous plumage showing brilliantly against a daisy-dashed meadow. The birds of fine feathers are supposed, by courtesy of imagination, to typify city folk who sometimes visit their country cousins and assume airs of superiority. In this case the only visible country cousins are a couple of rabbits,...which seem surprised and somewhat abashed at the brilliant dress of the visitors in comparison with their own tawny skins. As published in: Brush and Pencil, Vol. VIII (1901)

In 1883, Alexander Pope began painting in oils, specializing in animals, both dead and alive. At the time of this painting, his studio was at 120 Tremont Street (the Studio Building) in Boston and the artist was exhibiting at the Boston Art Club. He continued painting birds, dogs, horses and other animals to become perhaps the best and most respected animal painter of his generation.

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