The River Thames - 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting

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This is a large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting cattle watering on the ‘The River Thames’ near Windsor by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Henry H. Parker (1858-1930). The painting is signed by the artist and sold in a high quality early 20th century swept giltwood 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) 94cm x 68cm (37” x 27”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
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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