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A Break in Play Image
A Break in Play
Artist:Harry Brooker 1849-1940
£6950
Hunt the Slipper Image
Hunt the Slipper
Artist:Frederick Goodall RA 1822-1904
£9950.00
The Day of Rest Image
The Day of Rest
Artist:Lance Calkin 1859-1936
£4950.00
Genre Scenes
A Break in Play
£6950
A Break in Play Image

This is a very fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young brother and sister who have taken ‘A Break in Play’ to watch their mother prepare a mid-morning snack, by the eminent Victorian artist Harry Brooker (1849-1940). This beautifully executed, detailed work is signed by the artist and dated 1884. It is presented in its magnificent original 19th century pierced and swept gilt frame.

A very popular and successful genre scene painter, Brooker was a master of the utterly charming domestic scene, almost always featuring children at play. Between 1876 and 1908 Harry Brooker exhibited at the Royal Academy, and at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists in London.

Like many British genre painters of the period Brooker was influenced by the Dutch Golden Age artists such as Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684) and Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) but few had his technical skill and eye for detail. For more information on the artist clients may wish to visit harrybrooker.org.uk – a website dedicated to this most gifted of late 19th century English genre scene painters.

Dimensions: (framed) 90cm x 80cm (35½” x 31½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 62cm x 57cm (24½” x 22½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Very fine original 19th century pierced and swept gilt frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artist:Harry Brooker 1849-1940
Hunt the Slipper
£9950.00
Hunt the Slipper Image

This is a very large and extremely fine 19th century watercolour painting depicting a large group of country folk playing a game of ‘Hunt the Slipper’ in woodland near a small town by the eminent Royal Academy artist Frederick Goodall RA (1822-1904). This huge masterpiece watercolour is signed and dated 1848, and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1849. The original – being sold here – proved so popular that Goodall subsequently painted several smaller copies in both watercolour and oils, one of which hangs in the collection of Sheffield Museum. For the avoidance of doubt; the painting being sold here is the original exhibition watercolour, not one of the artist’s later versions.

 

As with all of the original antique paintings we sell the painting is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned and rehung in a quality bespoke Louis XV frame behind anti-reflection, conservation grade UV protection Museum Glass®.

 

Museum Glass® is the finest glazing option available for watercolour paintings. Along with its nearly invisible finish it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays. It possesses less than 1% light reflection, UV protection, high optical clarity for true colour transmission, and over 97% light transmission providing the highest brightness and contrast levels available.

 

Frederick Goodall first exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1838 aged just 16, and by the mid-1840’s he had become one of the most critically acclaimed and financially successful painters in Britain. In all Goodall exhibited 127 works at the Royal Academy, 33 at the British Institution, and many others at all of the principle exhibition venues of the 19th century London art world. Goodall was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1852, and a full Royal Academician in 1863.

 

‘Hunt the Slipper’ was a popular Georgian and Victorian parlour game made famous in Oliver Goldsmith’s novel ‘The Vicar of Wakefield’.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 130cm x 99cm (51” x 39”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 110cm x 80cm (43¼” x 31½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private North American collection.

Presentation: New Louis XV style swept 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.

Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally rehung and framed. Ready to hang.

Artist:Frederick Goodall RA 1822-1904
The Day of Rest
£4950.00
The Day of Rest Image

This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young girl and her grandmother dressed in their Sunday Best sitting on a bench beside a sleeping tradesman by the eminent Victorian artist Lance Calkin ROI (1856-1936). ‘The Day of Rest’ is signed to the front and verso by the artist, and in 1882 was the very first work by Calkin to be exhibited at the Royal Academy in London.

 

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell, this important Royal Academy painting is offered framed and in excellent condition.

 

The son of the composer George Calkin, Lance Calkin trained at the Slade School of Fine Art and at the Royal Academy Schools. Between 1881 and 1926 Calkin exhibited 30 oils at the Royal Academy, and 14 with the Royal Society of British Artists. In addition to his exceptionally popular genre scenes, Lance Calkin was in great demand as a portraitist and was commissioned by Buckingham Palace to paint portraits of both King Edward VII and King George V.

 

Oil paintings by Lance Calkin have of course sold at Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Bonham’s in London.

 

Dimensions: (framed) 108cm x 87cm (42½” x ”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 92cm x 72cm (36¼” x 28¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Good quality 20th century Louis XV style giltwood swept frame.

Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

Artist:Lance Calkin 1859-1936
Genre Scenes
A Break in Play Image
A Break in Play
This is a very fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young brother and sister who have taken ‘A Break in Play’ to watch their mother prepare a mid-morning snack, by the eminent Victorian artist Harry Brooker (1849-1940). ... Read More
Artist:Harry Brooker 1849-1940
£6950
Hunt the Slipper Image
Hunt the Slipper
This is a very large and extremely fine 19th century watercolour painting depicting a large group of country folk playing a game of ‘Hunt the Slipper’ in woodland near a small town by the eminent Royal Aca... Read More
Artist:Frederick Goodall RA 1822-1904
£9950.00
The Day of Rest Image
The Day of Rest
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young girl and her grandmother dressed in their Sunday Best sitting on a bench beside a sleeping tradesman by the eminent Victorian artist Lance... Read More
Artist:Lance Calkin 1859-1936
£4950.00