William Weekes – <em>“Suspicion”</em>
William Weekes – <em>“Suspicion”</em>
William Weekes – <em>“Suspicion”</em>
William Weekes – <em>“Suspicion”</em>
William Weekes – <em>“Suspicion”</em>

William Weekes – “Suspicion”

c. 1905 England

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“Suspicion” – is a delightful observation of a demobilised soldier with a basket of ferns on his back, walking furtively through a hamlet, chased by a flock of geese whilst being watch by a family standing outside their cottage. “Suspicion” was painted by renowned animal and genre painter - William Weekes.

Weekes was born into an artistic family - his father was the sculptor Henry Weekes RA. William spent his working life in London, amongst his favourite subjects were humorous portrayals of animals. Weekes delighted in personifying them and placing them in situations particular to humans, as seen in the paintings: 'You are sitting in my Nest', 'Prattlers and Cracklers', 'The Patient and the Quacks' and 'A Snap for the Lot'. Weekes' work shows a sensitive understanding of his subject matter and part of his success in creating such a peaceful country atmosphere lies in his affection for it. Suspicion is a charming genre scene with a lot going on in it, William Weekes at his best.
Excellent. The painting has been lightly cleaned and for stability re-lined.
With J Davey & Sons, Bridge St, Manchester thence to a private collection in the north of England.
Herbert William Weekes, (fl1881 – 1909) – “Suspicion” – circa 1900, signed lower left. Oil on canvas, in new English made swept gilt wood frame.
Height 28.50 inch (72.39 cm)
Width 38.00 inch (96.52 cm)
Stock Code
Oil on Canvas
W Weekes - lower left
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