Charles Henry Passey (1847-1898)
|Charles Henry Passey (1847-1898)
|Victorian Harvest Landscape
|Victorian artist Charles Henry Passey painted this superb British harvest landscape oil painting. Painted circa 1880, the composition is the edge of a cornfield with the land dropping away in height as one's eye travels over tree tops that fade into the distance. In the foreground two workers are gathering up the sheaves of corn into stooks. To their right are poppies in the bushes either side of a stile that leads to the rest of the landscape and beyond. A wonderful romantic Victorian harvest scene with superb colouring of the golden corn and fading greens into the distance.
Signed lower left.
|Oil on Canvas
|36 x 28 inches
|Housed in a complementary Victorian Watts gilded oak frame 43 inches by 36 inches and in good condition. z
|Charles Henry Passey (1847-1898) was born in Shelton, Near Hanley, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, the son of Edward and Maria Passey, and was baptised at St. Mark's Church in Shelton. His father was a commercial traveller and the family soon moved to London. He married his wife Helen Samuel in 1878 and in the 1881 Census, they were living at 49 Bromfelde Road, Clapham and Charles was listed as an Artist Landscape Painter. He died in 1898 in Hampstead aged just 50. According to Graves Dictionary, he exhibited 4 paintings in London exhibitions between 1878 and 1885. There are 2 of his paintings in the National Collection, 1 in Guildford and 1 in Salford Museum and Art Gallery.