Henry Robert Robertson (1839-1921)
|Artist Name||Henry Robert Robertson (1839-1921)|
|Description||This fabulous large Victorian picturesque and rustic realist landscape oil painting is by noted British prolific artist and exhibitor, Henry Robert Robertson. Painted in 1886 it was exhibited at the Royal Academy London of that year, no 1459, entitle 'The Plough'. The painting has a wonderful freshness and light to it and so many areas of interest and charm. In the centre a man is adjusting his plough while two shire horses stand patiently waiting. A mother and child are walking by upper left and the land slopes away to the right revealing a lovely sunny landscape of river, fields and villages. Because of the low perspective and hill, the horses are the higher focal point against the sky. A thoroughly lovely painting that makes one want to get out in the countryside and fresh air.
Signed with monogram lower left and titled plaque on frame.
|Provenance||Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1886, No 1459 'The Plough'.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||56 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a fine frame, 63 inches by 35 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Henry Robert Robertson (1839-1921). London based landscape, figure and portrait painter, etcher and engraver. R.E. 1881, R.M.S. 1896, H.R.M.S. 1911.
Exhibited: Royal Society of Artists, Birmingham 2, Glasgow Institute 1, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 22, Manchester Art Gallery 2, New Gallery 2, Royal Academy 56, Royal Society of British Artists 4, Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers 69, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours 8, Royal Miniature Society 36, Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2.