'Fedding the chicken', one of the most famous painting of Walter Osborne, an Irish impressionist landscape and portrait painter. Most of his paintings featured women, children, and the elderly as well as rural scenes.
Pierre Auguste Cot (17 February 1837 – 2 August 1883) Pierre-Auguste Cot woke at dawn, painted while there was good light. His paintings showed great originality, merging his conventional classical interests with innocent sensuality. He painted from live models, scouring the French countryside for the most beautiful milkmaids and shop girls magnificent paintings. Influenced by the high standards of the French Académie des Beaux-Arts.
"The Virgin Mary" One of 24 compartmental scenes on The Ghent Altarpiece, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. Considered a world-class masterpiece. The work was begun by Hubert van Eyck and upon his death in 1426 it was completed in 1432 by his brother Jan van Ecyk.
Farm children often had the responsibility of feeding the chickens on a family farm. This lovely painting, 'Feeding the Chickens' by Dutch painter, Jacob Henricus Maris (1837 –1899). I didn't live on a farm, but we had chickens, and I did feed them.