The Village Butcher

‘The Village Butcher’ by John Cranch, c.late-18th Century. The painting in oil depicts a Butcher at his stall selling his produce. A woman in blue dress, pink pinafore and navy bonnet faces away holding a basket. The stall is shown with two large pieces of meat, one leg and another rib section on the butchers block. The butcher holds a knife and wears a white coat with red neck tie.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
57/1949/1
Category
Fine Art
Collection Class
Paintings
Medium
oil on panel
Common Name
The Village Butcher
Simple Name
painting
Inscription Transcription
Cranch; Cranch no. 5
Period Classification
George III (1760-1811)
Production Town
Bath
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Production Person Initials
John
Production Person Surname
Cranch
Production Year Low
1785
Production Year High
1800

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The Village Butcher