William Mouncey (1852-1901)
|Artist Name||William Mouncey (1852-1901)|
|Description||This painting is the best William Mouncey I have seen. A gallery painting of the highest quality and in stunning original condition. This is a superb impressionistic oil on canvas depicting the Scottish town of Kirkcudbright in a glimmering early morning light. It was painted circa 1898. This is a fine example of a 19th century Scottish Impressionist oil and the subject matter makes this a particularly appealing painting. It is a good size, signed and in remarkable condition. This wouldn’t be out of place in Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow. If you want a painting by this artist this is as good as it gets.
Signed lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 16 inches|
|Frame||Original 19th century frame 31 inches by 22 inches. Excellent original gallery condition behind glass.|
|Condition||In excellent original gallery condition.|
|Biography||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.|