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The Farmyard

The Farmyard

59: The Farmyard

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Augustus Leopold Egg
London 1816 - 1863 Algiers

PD.38-1980: Fitzwilliam Museum
Rights held by: The Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge bought from the Fairhaven Fund

The son of a successful gunsmith, Egg entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1836. In the late 1830s he was part of a sketching group called The Clique. He favored literary and historical subjects, including moralizing narratives, which reflected his engagement with social issues. An early supporter of the young Pre-Raphaelites, Egg was influenced by their style and patronized William Holman Hunt in particular.

Text written and researched by Amy Marquis Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.

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20.2 x 25.3 cm

Section: Built Environment: rooftops, windows, yards and ruins

This can be found in Gallery 11: The Arts of the 20th Century

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