Oil on Canvas Barnyard with Roosters, Chickens and Doves attributed to Edgar Hunt, signed lower right. Incredible detail, the painting was professionally framed in a Gilt Italian Frame at a Gallery. In framed measures 19"x15"x1". Weight is 2 pds 5 oz. PROVENANCE: A Charleston SC Private Estate. One of the most accomplished animal painters of his day, Edgar Hunt is best known for his farmyard pictures, His style is distinguished by a meticulous attention to detail and finish. He excelled in his evocative portrayal of many animal types, but was most fascinated by the rich colouration and textural effects required to describe birds- in particular chickens. Hunt’s early work tended to portray farm animals within barns, while his later paintings included domestic animals and landscape effects. He always based his paintings upon vivid and careful drawings of animals made from life. The Hunt family were very artistic. Edgar’s father Charles was a painter and art teacher. He specialized in scenes of children, often in the company of animals or comical portrayals of artisans. Charles Hunt married Anne Kilbee and several of their eight children took up Art as a profession.