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This is a very fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting and group of Victorian men, women, and children beneath a cedar tree on a hill overlooking the city of London by the eminent Royal Academician John Callcott Horsley RA (1817-1903). This important oil painting is signed and dated by the artist and was a popular attraction at the Royal Academy Exhibition of 1851.
As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.
John Callcott Horsley was mentored by his relative Sir Augustus Wall Callcott and William Mulready, and studied at Henry Sass’s academy along with Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais and William Powell Frith. Between 1839 and 1896 he exhibited 121 paintings at the Royal Academy, being elected a full Royal Academician in 1864.
In 1861 Horsley moved to the village of Cranbrook in Kent where he would help establish the famous Cranbrook Colony of important 19th century artists alongside Thomas Webster and Frederick Daniel Hardy.
Dimensions: (framed) 107cm x 87cm (42” x 34¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 83cm x 63cm (32¾” x 24¾”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Previously with Haynes Fine Art of Broadway. Thence in private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine 20th century Louis XVI swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.