Still Life of a brace of Pheasants

by Stephen Elmer (c.1715 - 1796)

Stephen Elmer was a specialist in the painting of "those objects which are familiar to the sportsman". His profession was a maltser but he practised painting with abundance as a sideline. He lived and worked in Farnham in Surrey - his home, Willmer House is now open to the public and known as the Museum of Farnham - several of his works are on display there. He exhibited at the FS 1764-83; RA 1772-95 adn the ARA in 1772. Elmer was considered to be the best and most popular still-life painter of his time in England.

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Still Life of a brace of Pheasants

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18th Century

Oil on canvas

28 x 36 inches

UK Private Collection

Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters by Ellis Waterhouse