Thomas Benjamin Kennington 'Idle Hours' (aka'The Goldfish Bowl') 1892

Thomas Benjamin Kennington [English genre, social realist and portrait painter,1856-1916]



oil on canvas

14 x 17 in. (37 x 43 cm.)

Private collection


Sold at Christie's Auction in 1999:

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  • MyLiliesMyLo 3y

    She reminds me of a cat going for that fish! :D
  • Plum leaves 3y

    MyLiliesMyLo Watch out! ;D
  • Kirk Siemer 3y

    I wonder how he got the fish to sit still.....;o)
    another very nice painting...
  • Steampunk Beatnik 3y

    Wonder how long the goldfish lived... Ours needed 10 gallons each of water, a filter, and chemicals!
  • MyLiliesMyLo 3y

    I've heard that they either live a couple years, or quite a long time, being related to carp, who can live to be 200 years old. Any fish experts out there? Those fish are very crammed in.
  • Plum leaves 3y

    Kirk Siemer Thank you.. I wonder too ;)
    Steampunk Beatnik MyLiliesMyLo ... let's hoping they lived until at least 1893...
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