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Cock and Hen

The artist Ferdinand von Wright lived for a long time as something of a recluse at his home in Lugnet, or Peace, in Haminalahti. It was there that he portrayed domestic animals doing what animals do. In this painting, it is quite clear who the boss is — the cock is standing in a shaft of light in all its pomp and glory whereas the hen is the underdog, peering out and wishing the cock would g…