Large Fine Antique 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting Langdale Westmorland 1879
The painting - which depicts a single figure beside a waterfall in the Lake District of England - is signed and dated by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1879. As with all the paintings we sell it is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age having just been professionally cleaned. Although never having studied at a prestigious London academy or the Royal Academy schools, George Cole became one of Victorian Britain's most successful landscape painters.
Cole's popularity was enhanced by his association with Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel who became his most important early patron. George Cole began exhibiting in London in 1838 at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Society of British Artists, of which he would be elected as a member in 1850 and later Vice-President in 1867. In all, Cole exhibited 19 paintings at the Royal Academy, 35 at the British Institution, and 223 at the RBA. (canvas only) 86½cm x 122¾cm (34" x 48¼").
Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK's top period frame makers. Newly professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished.
This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "academyfinepaintings" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, European Union, Japan.
- Artist: George Cole
- Unit of Sale: Single Piece
- Signed By: George Cole
- Size: Large
- Signed: Yes
- Material: Oil
- Framing: Framed
- Subject: Community Life, England, Fishing, History, Landscape, People, Social History
- Type: Painting
- Original/Licensed Reproduction: Original
- Style: Traditional
- Features: Framed, Signed
- Production Technique: Oil Painting
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Time Period Produced: 1850-1899