Ben Uri collection

The Chicken Plucker

Artist information

Name Rose Baron

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Little is known of the artist and her career other than that she lived in Mile End in the East End and often painted scenes set in and around her home neighbourhood. This archetypal genre scene could equally be set in the Jewish shtetl (a small town or village in Eastern Europe), or relocated to London. She exhibited with Ben Uri during the 1930s and 1940s, and an oil entitled Refugees was displayed in the second Annual Exhibition of Works by Jewish Artists, hosted by Ben Uri at Woburn House in London WC1 in 1935.

Object Details

Object type painting

Medium oil on canvas

Materials and techniques oil (medium) canvas (support)

Unframed 75 x 49 cm

Framed 83 x 57 cm

Signed (lower right): 'R. Baron'

Acquisition gift from the artist 1937

Accession number 1987-27

Display status not on display

Although it shows a scene typical of Jewish shtetl (village) life, the artist Rose Baron lived in London's East End, which may also be the setting for this work.

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© Rose Baron