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Title: Peter Maddox Holding a Bird

Object Name: painting

Artist/Maker: English School, 19thC
Role in production: artist
Place of Creation: Europe, United Kingdom, England
Date: 1815-1825

Accession Number: 1964.155
Image Copyright: ©Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • oil paint/


  • oil on panel

Three-quarter length portrait of a young Peter Maddox holding a bird. The subject stands looking towards the viewer and wears a dark green jacket, frilled collar and striped trousers in green and beige. He stands with his left hand raised, upon which a small yellow bird is perched; attached to the bird is a piece of string, which the boy holds onto with his right hand. The background is a rural landscape with rolling hills and trees.


Type: unframed
Height: 55.4 cm
Width: 44.0 cm