This is a magnificent large fine 19th century English landscape oil on canvas depicting an extensive view across the county of Surrey on a fine summer’s afternoon by the eminent Victorian painter Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895). The painting is signed and dated 1886, and is a superb example of Gilbert’s finest work.
As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in superb condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished.
Arthur Gilbert was the fourth son of the important English painter Edward Williams and a member of the famous Williams family of artists. Like his five brothers, Gilbert enjoyed a long and successful career as one of Britain’s foremost landscape painters. He was equally adept at rendering the English landscape as was its farm workers and animals.
Between 1836 and 1894 Arthur Gilbert exhibited 49 oil paintings at the Royal Academy, 51 at the British Institution and a further 111 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery. Gilbert’s pre-eminence was recognised in 1857 when he was personally invited by W.M. Rossetti to send paintings to the first Exhibition of Living British Artists, held in New York.
Dimensions: (framed) 93cm x 67cm (36½” x 26½”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: 20th century Louis XV giltwood swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.