Michael J. ALLARD – Acrylic Painting on Canvas – “Escaping Corona” (2020)

Price: £3700
Stock No. 969/2020/QSA


Titled ‘Escaping Corona’. This is one of the last paintings by the famous artist Michael Allard who recently died (May 2021). Painted on canvas, this painting portrays a young woman riding a horse at canter, whilst wearing a (coronavirus) face mask. A ‘fun’ reminder of a difficult time in our recent history.

Signed by the artist (bottom right) and dated 2020. Also titled (bottom left).


Frame: (h) 45.5 inches x (w) 55 inches (116 x 140 cm)       Canvas: (h) 38.5 inches x (w) 48 inches (98 x 122 cm)

Michael J Allard is a renowned British Artist who moved to Zimbabwe some years ago (1960’s) where he set up his studio on a farm, and over the years has produced a prolific number of paintings. He favoured the lighthearted humour of local life with many paintings portraying local children and their parents in varying roles and situations. However, there was a serious side to his art, with many studies of local wildlife, in particular birds and wild beasts. He took many commissions for wealthy and well known people. 

A coffee table book (“A Lighter Side of Africa”) with many high quality illustrated pages, written by a close friend, highlights many of his works and is available exclusively through Quiet Street Antiques, Bath. Please ask for details (£25 plus postage).