19th-Century Oil, Rural View With Cloudy Sky

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19th-Century Oil, Rural View With Cloudy Sky

BRAVE FINE ART
A handsome late-19th-century oil on canvas depicting a rural view under a vast cloudy sky.

A well-worn track bends away to our left before disappearing into a copse. Two figures have stopped to chat - perhaps on their way home - while the sun gently illuminates the distant scenery. We particularly love the horizontal layers in the composition, which reveal themselves as your eyes gradually explore the landscape.

The painting is housed within a beautiful period frame with swept corners and foliate ornamentation. It’s signed ‘A Weber’ which could relate to the German painter, August Weber (1817–1873).

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 22½” x 17½” / 57cm x 45cm
Year of creation: c. 1870
Provenance: Germany
Condition: One minor chip in the bottom right. Canvas relined. Craquelure but the paint layer is stable. Could be cleaned to restore its vibrancy if required. Frame with some age-related wear.

Dimensions: 

  • H: 45cm (17.72in)
  • W: 57cm (22.44in)
  • D: 4cm (1.57in)

Period: 

c. 1870

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Brave Fine Art is a boutique art dealership based in the picturesque Malvern Hills, England. Established in 2017, our clients include private collectors and interiors designers throughout the UK, USA and Canada. We tend to focus on decorative art that captures the imagination - from monumental 17th-century portraits through to characterful vintage landscapes. Every piece in the collection has an interesting story to tell and we work hard to discover the hidden history behind each one. 

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