This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting cattle watering on the River Derwent in Cumberland entitled ‘The Road across the River’ by the famous Victorian artist John Clayton Adams (1840-1906). This painting is one of the largest and most important works the artist ever produced and was painted specifically for its appearance at the Royal Academy exhibition in 1899. It is signed by the artist and still hangs in its original Victorian Louis XV water gilded.
For the past 117 years the painting has been in the same important British private collection, the previous owners having purchased it directly from John Clayton Adams in 1899 following its exhibition at the Royal Academy.
John Clayton Adams first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London aged just 19 in 1863. Over the next 30 years he exhibited a total of 93 pictures there, in addition to a further 25 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery, and numerous others at The Grosvenor Gallery and The New Gallery.
Please be aware that this is a very large and heavy work of art that will require a wall of suitable size and strength upon which to display it.
Because of its size and weight, non-UK based clients should obviously consider that the cost of international shipping will not be cheap. That said, as always, we will endeavour to find the most reasonable tracked, signed-for service and provide the buyer with a choice of shipping options at cost price.
Dimensions: (framed) 187cm x 142cm (73½” x 56¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 153cm x 108cm (60¼” x 42½”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Fine Private UK collection.
Presentation: Victorian water gilded Baroque swept frame, made specifically to order in 1899 by the eminent frame makers Grundy & Smith of Manchester.