On the Tavy - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting of Dartmoor


This is a large late 19th century oil on canvas depicting a small herd of cattle near rapid waters ‘On the River Tavy’ on Dartmoor in the county of Devon by the Victorian landscape painter George Henry Jenkins (1843-1914). The painting is signed by the artist and presented in a fine quality new commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the very finest condition it can be for its age, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Clients should also note that fully insured, tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

The River Tavy flows through Tavy Cleave (valley) across western Dartmoor near the famous Fox Tor, supposedly the setting for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes story ‘The Hound of the Baskerville’s’. The painting being sold here was one of two works shown by Jenkins at the Devon & Exeter at Eland’s Gallery in 1907.

Dimensions: (framed) 119cm x 79cm (46¾” x 31”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 100½cm x 69½cm (39½” x 27¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: 1907; exhibited at the Devon & Exeter Exhibition, Eland’s Gallery. Thence in private UK 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.

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