Everett Lewis was the husband of Maud Lewis. He was a fish pedlar in the Digby area. Towards the end of Maud’s life Everett also started to paint. His early works tend to be very primitive. This particular work is based on Maud’s subject matter, portrait of oxen. Everett follows the same format as Maud Lewis a high horizon with little sky, oxen standing in a field of stubble framed by two fruit trees. The works is unsigned, but it is without doubt an authentic work by Everett Lewis. It is also an exceptional work by Everett Lewis. The work is almost certainly done in the mid to late 1970’s.