Blue Boy !
A wonderful folk art painting of a prize Pigeon called ” Blue Boy ” painted by the famous pigeon artist “Andrew Beer” of Bristol. Set in a beautiful bull nosed mahogany frame.
Condition : overall good no rips or damage but could do with professional clean
Information on the artist, William Andrew Beer:
William Andrew Beer (1862-1954) was an English artist, known for painting racing pigeons in oil on canvas, under the working name of Andrew Beer. A racing pigeon enthusiast himself, he was a judge at competitive pigeon shows.
Beer had a studio in Eastville Bristol, to which the pigeons he was to paint were sometimes sent by train, arriving at the nearby Stapleton Road Station, He typically painted pigeons at near life-size, singly or in small groups, in side-on view, against similar backgrounds. He often included text, noting the pigeons’ names and achievements.
His works are in the collections of Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Pontypridd Museum and the Radstock, Midsomer Norton & District Museum Society.