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Edward Bird (1772-1819)

Village Choristers Rehearsing an Anthem for Sunday Signed and dated 1810

RCIN 405540

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Bird’s depiction of comically inept musicians hung at Carlton House alongside similar scenes by Adriaen van Ostade. Bird’s career was boosted by George’s purchase of this work and by his appointment, three years later, as historical painter to Princess Charlotte of Wales.

Purchased in 1810