Good Enough to Eat
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 – Edward II Spending Christmas at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, 1321
Robert Braithwaite Martineau - The poor Actress’s Christmas Dinner
Emma Brownlow – Foundling Girl at Christmas Dinner
Carl Larsson - Julaftonen (Christmas Eve)
Clare Atwood - Christmas Day in the London Bridge Young Men's Christian Association Canteen
Henry Kondracki – The Christmas Party
William Ewart Lockhart - Old Father Christmas
Thanks to ‘Your Paintings’ in partnership with Public Catalogue Foundation