Herbert William Weekes (British, 1841 – 1914)
Pigs slumbering amongst ducks and chickens
Oil on canvas
16 x 12 in. (40.7 x 30.5 cm.)
Signed ‘W Weekes’ (lower right)
Herbert William Weekes was a well known English genre and animal painter of the Victorian Neoclassical period who specialised in portraying animals in humourous human like situations. In particular this work focuses on the pigs in blissful slumber with the ducks almost commenting on their laziness in the foreground.