Children of the New Forest

Gavin Claxton

Children of the New Forest


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Edgar Barclay (1842-1913).

Depicting two girls gathering kindling in winter woodland, this very large painting is signed by the artist and was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1901.

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Edgar Barclay studied at the Dresden Academy of Art under Julius Schnorr (1794-1872) before moving to live and work in Italy as one of the ‘Etruscan School’ of expat British artists. Increasingly influenced by the work of the French Realist painter Jean-François Millet, Barclay found his greatest success with beautifully drawn English landscapes of field workers and woodland scenes of young women.

Between 1868 and 1913, Edgar Barclay exhibited 42 paintings at the Royal Academy, 64 at the Grosvenor Gallery, and 13 at the New Gallery in Regent Street.

Dimensions: (framed) 116cm x 179cm (46” x 70½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 94cm x 156cm (37” x 61½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: 1901; Royal Academy Exhibition. 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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