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STEPHEN ELMER (c.1714-1796)

c. 1714 to 1796, England

Blackgame; Trimmed and spurred Fighting Cocks

Oil on canvas

63.50 x 76.20 cm    25.00 x 30.00 inches


Elmer was the son of a maltster in Farnham, Surrey and continued working in the family business while painting as a sideline. He gained a high reputation for his works depicting animals, birds, still life and rural scenes. One critic said of his chosen subject matter “...those objects which are familiar to the sportsman, the cook and the bon vivant”.

His bird pictures, partic...
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