A Pony and Gig
At first glance what unfolds in this beautifully detailed gouache on
board is a typical daily scene from the 19th century showing a pony
and gig accompanied by the family mutt passing through a pastoral
English landscape, although on closer inspection one comes to realise
it is in fact a tale of life and death.
The gig is pulled by ‘Joe a Favourite Horse’ and is embellished with
the royal insignia which states that Sir John Atcheler the driver is
by special appointment from the time of George lll to Queen Victoria
chief slaughterer of horses to the royal family and this is just
another day where he is going about his business.
After J.Powley – unsigned.
Circa 1850 England Size 28″ X 23″ £ POA
Category: Naive Art