This is a large fine 19th century Welsh landscape oil on canvas depicting a single figure outside a cottage looking out across the breath-taking national park of Snowdonia, by the celebrated Victorian artist, William Henry Mander (1850-1922). The painting is signed by the artist.
William Henry Mander was one of the principle artists of late 19th century Birmingham or Midlands School of landscape artists that included Benjamin Williams Leader, David Bates, George Turner, George William Mote and Frederick Henshaw. Like many of his contemporaries he became fascinated by the wild beauty of North Wales and lived in there from 1899 to 1906.
Between 1881 and 1914, Mander exhibited 122 works at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists, 7 paintings at the Royal Cambrian Academy, and 14 at the Royal Hibernian Academy.
Dimensions: (framed) 85cm x 64cm (33½” x 25¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 73cm x 51cm (28¾” x 20”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Fine private UK collection.
Presentation: 1900s British Baroque swept frame.
Condition: Excellent. Professionally cleaned. Lined circa 1990. Ready to hang.