Harry William Adams (1868-1947)
|Artist Name||Harry William Adams (1868-1947)|
|Title||Hoar Frost - Winter Landscape|
|Description||This superb British exhibited landscape oil painting, with excellent provenance, is by noted landscape artist Harry William Adams. Painted in 1925 it was exhibited at the Royal Academy London the same year, entitled Hoar Frost. The composition is a sunny winter landscape with a river and tall trees in the foreground and dappled sunlight on the frosty ground. Beyond are fields and hills in the background. The location is likely to be Malvern Worcestershire, where Adams lived and painted so we think it is the Malvern hills in the background. The details, such as the reflections in the river, the light and perspective are superb. This is an excellent example of a winter landscape and of Adams' work. Another winter landscape by him, entitled Winter Sleep, hangs in the Tate Gallery in London.
Signed lower left.
|Provenance||Exhibited Royal Academy 1925 no. 293 entitled Hoar Frost.
RBA exhibition label dated 1938 verso.
Label with artist's details and title verso.
Frost and Reed label verso.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a white Bourlet frame, 44 inches by 36 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Harry William Adams (1868-1947). Adam was a landscape painter who was born and lived in Worcester. He studied at the Academie Julian, Paris 1895-6 and also visited Switzerland. He worked for 8 years as decorative designer at Royal Worcester Porcelain Works. He also visited St Ives And the Newlyn School artists there. Winter Sleep, a stunning snowy river landscape was purchased by Chantrey Bequest 1900 and currently in the Tate, London.
RBA 1912, RBSA 1919. Exhibited Royal Society of Artists Birmingham 43, Walker gallery Liverpool 5, Manchester City Art Gallery 1, New Gallery 3, Royal Academy 38, Royal Society of British Artists 78, Royal Cambrian Artists 18.