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‘Half Afraid’ by George Hillyard Swinstead R.B.A., R.I. (1860-1926).

The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1894. The painting is signed by the artist and hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned, bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

A very large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young woman and girl out walking at sunset; the demure young woman being the subject of the amorous attentions of the gentleman to the left and the girl shying away from a dog telling off a small herd of geese in the foreground. The young woman, the girl, and the geese all being half afraid.

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.

George Hillyard Swinstead studied at the Royal Academy Schools from 1881, and first exhibited there the following year. From 1877 Swinstead showed a further 30 at the RA, and 25 at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists where he was elected a full member in 1893.

Dimensions: (framed) 84cm x 110cm (33” x 43¼”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 66cm x 93cm (26” x 36½”)
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 and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

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