This is a large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting three ‘Girls in Autumn Woodland’ watching a woman carrying firewood across a stream by the eminent Victorian artist Edgar Barclay (1842-1913). The painting hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame.
As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.
Between 1861 and 1874 Edgar Barclay studied fine art in Germany and later in Italy where he became one of the Etruscan School of expat British artists. Interested in and influenced by the work of the French Realist painter Jean-François Millet, Barclay really found his greatest success with English landscapes of field workers (in the style of Millet) and woodland scenes of young women.
Between 1868 and 1913 Edgar Barclay exhibited 42 paintings at the Royal Academy, 64 at the Grosvenor Gallery, and 13 at the New Gallery in Regent Street. In addition to being a successful artist, Barclay was a renowned historian writing extensively on Stonehenge which he also painted on many occasions.
Dimensions: (framed) 95cm x 82cm (37¼” x 32¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 77cm x 64cm (30¼” x 25¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private collection.
Presentation: Superb quality gilt 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.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.