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‘Summertime, Loch Lomond’ by James Poole (1804-1886).

The painting – which depicts a small group of fishermen a single sailing boat on a summer afternoon in the Scottish Highlands – is signed by the artist and presented in a bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

All our paintings are sold in the finest condition they can be for their age having been professionally cleaned, conserved and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

James Poole was a gifted painter of the Birmingham School of 19th century English landscape artists. A friend and contemporary of David Cox (1783-1859) and Thomas Creswick (1811-1869), Poole studied with the Barbers and Samuel Lines but unlike Creswick chose to remain in Birmingham rather than move to London. Poole’s disinterest in showing his pictures at the Royal Academy and the other major exhibitions never dented his popularity and financial success. Amongst the artist’s patrons were J.M.W. Turner’s great champion Joseph Gillott and the steel tycoon John Brown who commissioned numerous landscapes by Poole to adorn the walls of his palatial home Endcliffe Hall where they were greatly admired by the then Prime Minister Lord Palmerston.

Dimensions: (framed) 56cm x 77cm (22” x 30¼”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 41cm x 61cm (16” x 24”)

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: Very good. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.

 

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