Arthur Spooner (1873-1962)
|Artist Name||Arthur Spooner (1873-1962)|
|Title||Farmer Loading Horse Drawn Cart|
|Description||This beautiful British Impressionist oil painting is by noted animal artist Arthur Spooner. Painted circa 1930 it is a large Impressionist pastoral oil painting with typical Impressionist attention to light and tones with bold brushwork. The scene is three farm horses in the foreground with a farmer loading vibrant green cabbages on to a cart. Dappled sunlight shines through the trees illuminating the scene beautifully. A real gem and an excellent large example of Arthur Spooner's work.
Signed lower left.
|Size||45 x 36 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a beautiful complementary frame 50 inches by 49 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Arthur Spooner (1873–1962) was a British Impressionist painter from Nottingham, England. Spooner was born in Nottingham and trained at the Nottingham School of Art (now part of Nottingham Trent University) in the late 19th century. He later taught landscape and figurative painting there in the early 20th century. He painted The Goose Fair, Nottingham in 1926. The painting was sold at Christie's in 2004 and is displayed in Nottingham Castle.
Nottingham Society of Artists 1908, Vice President Nottingham Society of Artists 1924 and 1938, ARBA 1919, Royal Society of British Artists 1920.
Exhibited: Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham 3, Cooling & Sons Gallery 34, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 15, Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery 144, Royal Academy 15, Royal Society of British Artists 83.