William Mouncey (1852-1901)
|William Mouncey (1852-1901)
|Landscape with Sheep
|This lovely Scottish Victorian Impressionist oil painting is by noted Kirkcudbright artist William Mouncey. Painted circa 1890 it is a landscape of a shepherd and his flock under trees. There is superb Impressionist brushwork and lovely Scottish colouring. This is a lovely example of Mouncey's work and of Victorian Scottish art.
Signed lower right.
|Oil on Canvas
|20 x 24 inches
|Housed in an ornate gilt frame, 31 inches by 27 inches and in good condition.
|William Mouncey (1852-1901). Mouncey was born in Kirkcudbright and worked as a house painter and decorator before becoming a full-time landscape artist. He spent most of his life at Kirkcudbright, much influenced by his friend, E.A. Hornel, whose sister he married. Devoted to his native countryside, he represented it in warm and mellow colours and used the impasto technique to apply the paint. Mouncey exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and at The Glasgow Institute and benefited from the patronage of dealers James Connell & Sons, Glasgow.