William M Davies (1826-1910)
|Artist Name||William M Davies (1826-1910)|
|Title||Gate Crag Borrowdale, Lake District Landscape|
|Description||This lovely British Victorian landscape oil painting is by artist William M Davies. It was painted in 1898 and the location is Gate Crag Borrowdale, in Cumberland in the Lake District. In the foreground are several different coloured cattle by a stream. Beyond them is the steep mountainside of Gate Crag with a waterfall coming down. The scene is beautifully illuminated as rays of sunlight bust through the clouds. A lovely atmospheric Cumbrian landscape with superb lighting. An excellent example of Victorian landscape oil painting and Davies favourite subject matter.
Signed and dated lower right, W M Davies 1898.
|Provenance||Signed and dated with location verso.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||25 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate period gilt frame, 37 inches by 32 inches framed and in good condition.|
|Biography||William M Davies (1826-1910) was a Scottish landscape oil painter who flourished between 1890 and 1910. Davies particularly painted around the Lake District in the late 1890's and also the Scottish Highlands, often in Argyllshire. His love of the landscape and panting outdoors shines through in his many works as he captured the mountainous landscape bathed in an almost Breanski style light. He often included sheep or cattle in his paintings with sympathetic detail. Davies was a much sought after Victorian artist of his day.|