Arthur Joseph Meadows (1843-1907)
|Artist Name||Arthur Joseph Meadows (1843-1907)|
|Title||Verona - Italian Riviera|
|Description||This superb original marine seascape oil painting is of Verona on the Italian Riviera and was painting in 1901. The painting is by well exhibited British marine and landscape artist Arthur Joseph Meadows. The oil painting depicts a sunny hot marine view with boats on a tranquil water and the city in the background. The light on the water and in the sky are very much in keeping with this beautiful part of Italy. In very good condition, this is a fantastic example of one of the best marine artists of the day.
Verona is a city in northern Italy’s Veneto region, with a medieval old town built between the meandering Adige River. It’s famous for being the setting of Shakespeare’s "Romeo and Juliet." A 14th-century residence with a tiny balcony overlooking a courtyard is said be “Juliet’s House." The Verona Arena is a huge 1st-century Roman amphitheatre, which currently hosts concerts and large-scale opera performances
Signed lower left and dated 1901.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||14 x 18 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a fine Victorian gilt frame, 24 inches by 20 inches.|
|Biography||Arthur Joseph Meadows (1843-1907) born within a family of painters, may rightly be considered the leading member of this prodigious and prolific group. His father James Meadows, Sr. instilled in him a technical appreciation for accurate coastal views of Europe, and young Arthur set out to see and paint as many as he could find. Traveling extensively throughout England, Holland and France, Meadows also took to the Mediterranean and the various sights and locales of Italy, Greece and the islands. He excelled in capturing local color and detail all within a soft, subtle palette that offers peaceful realism and emotional content to his artworks. Meadows was very successful financially with his art in his lifetime and gifted works to many private individuals and other artists that he befriended. His upper society lifestyle enabled him to be quite active in early humanitarian efforts, and he was involved in the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society in the mid-Victorian Age.|