Alfred Vickers (1786-1868)
|Artist Name||Alfred Vickers (1786-1868)|
|Title||View Near Conway, North Wales|
|Description||Alfred Vickers senior painted this absolutely charming British exhibited Victorian landscape oil painting with excellent provenance. Painted in 1847 it was exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists the following year. The location is the countryside near Conway in north Wales and the composition has everything; a river, bridge, livestock, figures and dwellings in the foreground and the welsh landscape beyond with the lovely pale greens Vickers was so fond of. This is one of the best Vickers landscapes we have seen, in good condition, excellent exhibited and Christie's provenance and housed in a lovely frame. This painting hold the record for as the most expensive Alfred Vickers painting ever to be sold at auction,
Named, titled, dated 1847 and inscribed Exhibited At The Royal Society Of British Artists 1848 No 441 to frame plaque.
|Provenance||Exhibited At The Royal Society Of British Artists 1848 No 441.
Christie's London 7th November 1977 lot no 128.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||44 x 34 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a beautiful frame, 51 inches by 41 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||Alfred Vickers Snr (1786-1868) was a self-taught landscape painter whose light and sparkling style has been compared to Boudin. Based in London, he exhibited at the RA 1831-68, British Institute (125 works) and Society of British Artists and elsewhere. He painted landscape and coastal views in Wales, Derbyshire, Isle of Wight, New Forest Hampshire and some in Switzerland. He especially painted river scenes in a rapid, sketchy style using a range of pale greens which are distinctive. Works by him are in many major art galleries. His son Alfred Gomersal Vickers was also a painter.|