Shepherd with his prize Cotswold Ram & Sheepdog Oil on canvas 24 x 18inches. Inscribed to canvas 'Painted by J.Miles of Northleach 1837'. John Miles a provincial painter from Northleach, Gloucestershire (op.1811-1840). This charming painter specialised in Prize Winning or notorious animals. He had a lively imagination painting anecdotal rural scenes such as an old cart horse chasing his executioner. His most impressive work of which he painted several versions is his 'Adam naming the birds & beasts'
. Artist: John Miles Painting id: B0190