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‘Cornfield near the Coast’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). Signed by the artist and dated 1865, this large fine 19th century oil painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1865. The painting hangs in a superb quality newly commissioned bespoke gold metal leaf frame.


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.


Sidney Richard Percy was the fifth – and most gifted – son of the English landscape painter Edward Williams (1781-1855), one of the most famous families in British art history. Just as his elder brothers Henry John Boddington (1811-1865) and Arthur Gilbert (1819-1895) had done, Sidney Williams changed his name in order to distinguish himself from the other members of the Williams family.


Between 1842 and 1886 Percy exhibited at all the leading Victorian art venues showing 76 paintings at the Royal Academy, 48 at the British Institution, and 73 with the Royal Society of British Artists at the Suffolk Street Gallery.


Dimensions: (framed) 81cm x 116cm (32” x 45½”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 61cm x 98cm (24” x 38½”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Exhibited at the Royal Academy in London in 1865. Purchased from Frost & Reed, London, circa 1960. Thence in 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.

Conservation: Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration (est.1974) or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television\\’s \\’Britain\\’s Lost Masterpieces\\’.


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