Good Enough to Eat

by Cass Art

As you tuck into your Christmas Dinner on this December 25th, whether it be the traditional turkey, goose or nut roast, or the more modern and unusal ‘Turducken’ (a chicken, inside a duck, inside a turkey) remember back to the many past generations who have all done exactly the same.

Here are a selection of paintings we’ve chosen depicting people of Christmasses past and their seasonal grub, some to be evied, some a little lonely and even one of Father Christmas himself about to tuck into his festive feast. 

John Beecham

John Beecham – Edward II Spending Christmas at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 1321

Robert Braithwaite Martineau

Robert Braithwaite Martineau - The poor Actress’s Christmas Dinner

Emma Brownlow

Emma Brownlow – Foundling Girl at Christmas Dinner

Carl Larsson

Carl Larsson - Julaftonen (Christmas Eve)

Clare Attwood

Clare Atwood - Christmas Day in the London Bridge Young Men's Christian Association Canteen

Henry Kondracki

Henry Kondracki – The Christmas Party

William Ewart Lockhart

William Ewart Lockhart - Old Father Christmas

Thanks to ‘Your Paintings’ in partnership with Public Catalogue Foundation 

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