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Title

The Ballad (1861)

Object Name

Painting

Maker

Hardy, James, Jnr. 1832-1889 (Primary maker)
Hardy, James, Jnr. 1832-1889 (artist)

Date Made

1861
1861

Description

James Hardy Junior, a landscape, still-life, domestic and sporting painter, was the son of the landscape and still-life painter James Hardy. Now best known for his pictures of dogs with game, he exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1862-86, and at the British institution from 1862-66. Rustic cottage interiors such as this are among his most attractive subjects. A domestic scene of a cottage kitchen, three figures occupy the piece. An older man sits, legs crossed, smoking a pipe and a dog lies beneath the table. Two young women stand across from him reading a piece of paper.

Materials

oil on panel

Catalogue Number

BELUM.U41

Copyright

National Museums NI