Moore-Gwyn Fine Art

GEORGE GALSWORTHY PALMER (1913-1972)
The Bull (c. 1937 United Kingdom)

Artists/Makers/Factories

GEORGE GALSWORTHY PALMER (1913-1972)

Medium

Oil on canvas

Signed/Inscribed/Dated

Signed and dated (verso): G.C.Palmer/1937

Width 77.00cm wide [30.31 inches wide]
Height 63.00cm high [24.80 inches high]

Description / Expertise

This outstanding snapshot of rural life in 1930s England represent the summit of Galsworthy Palmer’s achievement as a star pupil at the Royal College of Art in the mid to late 1930s. Although Galsworthy Palmer’s influences derive from as far back as naïve art of the early nineteenth century (particularly in his portrayal of the portly bull), they are both nonetheless very much works of their time. The stylised composition in his depiction of the farmhands betrays the influence not only of Stanley and Gilbert Spencer, but more particularly of James Bateman and Gerald Cooper whose charming images of 1930s farming life made a great impact in the Royal Academy exhibitions of that decade.