George William Mote (1832-1909)
|Artist Name||George William Mote (1832-1909)|
|Title||Landscape with Cattle - Surrey|
|Description||This charming Victorian landscape oil painting is by noted prolific exhibited British artist George William Mote. Mote was very fond of painting landscapes in Surrey and this is a particularly fine example of his work with cattle and chickens in a rustic farmyard landscape and which was painted circa 1880. The colouring and brushwork are superb.
Signed lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a period Victorian gilt frame, 43 inches by 31 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||George William Mote (1832-1909) was a self-taught artist, who worked as gardener and caretaker to Sir Thomas Phillipps, the great manuscript collector at Middle Hill, near Broadway Worcester. His early paintings, mostly of the house and gardens at Middle Hill, are painted in an evocative primitive style, which faithfully reproduces the scene. Later he became a fulltime artist and enjoyed success in exhibiting at the Royal Academy 1857- 1873, the British Institution and in the Provinces.|