This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting the meeting of a young shepherdess and a cattle herder before a breath-taking Scottish Highland landscape in ‘Glen Coe, Argyllshire’ by the important British painter Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). This magnificent Victorian oil painting is signed by the artist and dated 1878. It hangs in a in a newly commissioned fine quality English Baroque frame decorated in gold metal leaf.
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.
Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth son of the celebrated English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. In my opinion Sidney Richard Percy was its most gifted painter. Just as his brothers Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895) had done, Sidney Williams changed his name in order to distinguish himself from the other members of the Williams family.
Between 1842 and 1886 Percy exhibited at all the leading Victorian art venues showing 76 paintings at the Royal Academy, 48 at the British Institution, and 73 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.
Dimensions: (framed) 97cm x 72cm (38” x 28”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned fine quality English Baroque frame in gold metal leaf.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.