Feeding time
Feeding time

Frederick McCubbin

1855 - 1917 Feeding time 1893
  • oil on canvas
127.2 cm x 75.8 cm

This work depicts a domesticated bushland scene, with Frederick McCubbin's wife, Annie, aged 28, feeding her chickens. In the background is the cottage they were renting, situated at Lot 52 (now number 7), Wolseley Crescent, Blackburn, Victoria. The work was purchased in 1894 by the National Gallery of Victoria, and was the first Frederick McCubbin work to be acquired by a public gallery. It was later exchanged in 1900 by the National Gallery of Victoria for his work 'A Winter Evening', 1897.

Source: Andrew Mackenzie, In the artist's footsteps.

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  • oil on canvas laid on board
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