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Four William Baird (American, 1847-1899) Paintings of Cock Fights

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WILLIAM BAPTISTE BAIRD (AMERICAN, 1847-1899) BARNYARD ROOSTER PAINTINGS
Two signed BAIRD / PARIS; four paintings in oil on panel
Item # 704QXT29A


A fine set of four Barbizon paintings by the American artist William Baptiste Baird and executed in Paris in oil on panel, each successively depicts a pair of cock roosters in confrontation: they start walking, then the dark rooster begins to chase the brighter cock, grabs him and in the fourth scene we see the brighter cock fighting him off.  It is a gorgeous work of vibrant impressionism; details are exquisite, but only loosely depicted with a flurry of color and heavy impasto.  It is a rare and most dramatic moment and remains in exquisite original condition.

Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, vol. I, Gründ, p. 991

Measurements:  10” W x 7 3/4” H (framed); 8 1/2” W x 6 3/4” H

Condition Report:
Minor curvature to boards, minor scuff around edges where frame has rubbed; frames contemporary.  Cleaned and in fine presentation-ready condition.