On the Thames near Dorchester - 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting


’On the Thames near Dorchester’ by Henry H Parker.


A large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a summertime scene on the River Thames by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Henry H. Parker (1858-1930). The painting is signed by the artist and presented a fine quality newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame.


As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in the 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.


Henry Hillier Parker studied at St. Martins School of Art and later at the Royal Academy schools in London. A contemporary of (and a very similar painter to) Benjamin Williams Leader, Parker specialised in pastoral landscapes of the River Thames and the Home Counties of England. Like Frank Holl, Sir Hubert Herkomer, and Sir Luke Fildes, Parker also worked as an illustrator for the Illustrated London News. Unusually for such a popular and successful artist, Henry Parker never exhibited his work in London but instead in the US and Canada, where his work continues to be tremendously popular to this day.


Dimensions: (framed) 71cm x 87cm (28” x 34”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 53cm x 69cm (21” x 27”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality newly commissioned gold metal leaf frame.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.



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