ANSDELL, Richard (1815 - 1885)
Media: oil on canvas
Size: 8.2 x 6.3 cm
Acquired: 1991; Loan; Museum of Welsh Life
Accession Number: NMW A(L) 690
The well-made furniture and rich array of domestic equipment suggests that this is the home of a smallholder or artisan. The character of this single storey house open to the thatch suggests a location in Snowdonia, within reach of the artist's native Liverpool. The attention to detail is typical of Ansdell's style around 1840, before he became a successful but rather superficial animal artist.