Naive Art

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.

Product features
  • England
  • Circa 1850
  • Size 28" X 23"

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