Stephen Elmer "Pheasants in Landscape" Oil Painting
Stephen Elmer (1717-1796)
Pheasants in a Landscape
Oil painting on canvas
Provenance: David McDonald Booth Gallery, London (label verso) Stephen Elmer lived in Farnham, Surrey, where he was a maltster. He turned his hand to painting, and developed a special skill for depicting still life and dead game. He was a member of the Society of Artists in 1763, and exhibited numerous pictures up to 1772, when he first began to exhibit at the Royal Academy.
- wear, scratches, and finish loss to frame; craquelure and pressure cracks; in-painting; canvas appears to be relined; dust and debris.