Antique Oil on Canvas Painting by Samuel Bird


  • £3,250.00
  • €3,805 Euro
  • $4,482 US Dollar

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Antique Oil on Canvas Painting by Samuel Bird

This is a large decorative oil on canvas seascape painting titled 'Salvaging the Wreck', by Samuel Bird (fl.1865-1893) British, signed S. Bird and dated 1879.

The painting features a horse drawn cart in the forshore of a beach with a group of people salvaging a ship wreck agaist a dramatic background stormy seas with sailing ships and a cloudy sky.

The colours are incredibly vibrant for its age and the painting is in it's beautiful original giltwood frame.

Examples of Birds work have sold all over the world including at:

Christie's London, Nov 1990
Victorian Pictures Drawings & Water colours
Hammer price: £ 13,400

In excellent condition the painting and frame having been beautifully cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:
Height 97 x Width 147 x Depth 9 - Frame
Height 77 x Width 127 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 2 inches x Width 4 foot, 10 inches x Depth 3 inches - Frame
Height 2 foot, 6 inches x Width 4 foot, 2 inches - Canvas

Our reference: A1814


  • H: 97cm (38.19in)
  • W: 147cm (57.87in)
  • D: 9cm (3.54in)



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