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john emms painting of boy and girl walking in the New Forest, Hampshire, carrying an injured red squirrel

John Emms (1843-1912)

The Red Squirrel

Oil on canvas.

Size: 12" x 10" (30 x 25cm)

Price £3,500

John Emms was an artist who became one of the finest dog and animal painters in the Victorian period. He spent his early life in Norfolk but moved to London and became Lord Frederick Leighton's studio assistant. His commissions took him to Lyndhurst in the New Forest where he settled and painted many first-class paintings using his quick, confident and vigorous brush strokes. John Emms exhibited over 200 paintings at the Royal Academy in London and a few more paintings were exhibited in Paris and Dublin. Today, 22 of his paintings are held in UK museums, including Southampton City Art Gallery, Russell-Coates Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth, and Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire.

john emms (artist) painting of a girl walking in the New Forest carrying an injured squirrel, with a boy holding a sling

Provenance - The Parker Gallery, London.