This is a very large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting an extensive snow-covered winter woodland scene in the village of Ringwood in Hampshire by the very popular Victorian painter Charles Leaver (1824-1888). The painting is signed by the artist and dated 1879. It is sold in a superb quality, newly commissioned gold metal leaf swept 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.

Charles Leaver was a successful artist of the Birmingham School of English landscape painters noted for his meticulous compositions of rural Victorian Britain in winter. His almost pre-Raphaelite attention to detail in rendering the branch of every tree and each blade of straw on thatched cottage roofs has always made his expansive snowy landscapes very popular in the both UK and abroad.

Dimensions: (framed) 159cm x 94cm (62¾” x 37”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 143cm x 79cm (56¼” x 31¼”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Fine gold metal leaf swept 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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