Samuel John Barnes (1847-1901)
|Artist Name||Samuel John Barnes (1847-1901)|
|Title||Cattle in a Highland Landscape|
|Description||This stunning very large Highland landscape oil painting is by noted British Victorian landscape artist Samuel John Barnes. Painted circa 1880 it is a large rectangular painting of long horn cattle by a Scottish loch with mountains beyond. A very atmospheric painting with superb tones and light. A really lovely example of Barnes work and comparable with the best of Louis Bosworth Hurt's large Scottish cattle landscapes. The location is likely to be not too far from Royal Deesside near Balmoral where he often painted.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||Warwickshire estate. Artist details verso.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||60 x 29 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a complementary frame 65 inches by 34 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Samuel John Barnes (1847-1901) was a British landscape painter. He was born in Birmingham where he studied at the Birmingham School of Art and later in London. Some of Barnes's best paintings were of Scottish highland landscapes including highland cattle and red deer. He painted in the vicinity of Royal Deesside (Balmoral Castle) where his paintings were highly regarded by Queen Victoria and also by Queen Alexandra. Exhibited: Royal Academy 1884, 1886.|