‘Coniston Water, Autumn’ by Frederick Clive Newcome (1847–1894).

A large fine 19th century oil on canvas, signed by the artist and dated 1873.

As with all of the original antique oil paintings we sell it is offered in excellent condition, having just been professionally cleaned, restored and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Frederick Newcome was a superb painter of light particularly when viewed upon both mountainous landscape and water. His palette and finely detailed execution is similar to that of his contemporaries Benjamin Williams Leader (1831-1923) and Alfred Augustus Glendening (1840-1921).

Newcome’s work was highly praised by the eminent Victorian art critic John Ruskin. When it was shown at the Royal Academy in 1875, the artist’s ‘The Head of a Highland Glen’ was praised by Ruskin as “the best study of torrent including distant and near water that I find in the rooms” adding that “the rest of this mountain scene by Mr. Newcome is also carefully studied, and very right and good”. The same can be said about this earlier work by Newcome painted two years previously in 1873.

Frederick Newcome artist exhibited 9 works at the Royal Academy between 1875 and 1887, and no doubt would have shown many more had he not passed away aged just 47.

Dimensions: (framed) 94cm x 66cm (37” x 26”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 76cm x 51cm (30” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private UK collection.
Presentation: Newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf 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, restored and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

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