Pair of Regency Giltwood Wall Sconces, ca 1820
Oil on Canvas after George Morland (1763-1804). Country Snow Scene with Figures and Animals.
An attractive oil on canvas after George Morland of a country scene with figures and animals in the snow. There is a brass plate at the base of the frame inscribed “G Morland”. Many of his works were un-signed but, like this one, easily recognisable.
In very good condition with no paint loss and the canvas itself in good condition.
George Morland was an English painter. His early work was influenced by Francis Wheatley, but after the 1790s he came into his own style. His best compositions focus on rustic scenes: farms and hunting; smugglers and gypsies; and rich, textured landscapes informed by Dutch Golden Age painting.
PROVENANCE : By descent from Douglas Shepherd (1922-1989) a designer and architect working for the company Ind Coope. He was a collector of a board range of antiquity which was auctioned by Sotheby’s.
Framed the painting measures 72cm X 61cm
The canvas measures 57cm X 48cm