Attributed to Harry Sutton Palmer, RBA, RI (1854-1933)
An interesting bucolic landscape of a woman gathering wood under a giant beech tree, its boughs extending to form gothic fan vaulting. The work is initialled SP and inscribed indistinctly verso, S Palmer. It seems likely that this is the work of the English landscape artist Sutton Palmer. A stamp on the frame for the art supplier Percy Young helps to date the work to around 1890. Percy Young operated at the 137 Gower Street address mentioned on the stamp between 1882 and 1904.
Sutton Palmer was born in Plymouth in Devon, England, and studied at the Royal College of Art for two years, winning a gold medal for his work. He exhibited in London - at the Royal Academy (RA) from 1870, Fine Art Society, Leicester gallery and Dowdeswell galleries - and in New York. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) from 1892 and Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours (RI) from 1920.
In excellent original condition, beautifully presented in a ribbed fame.
35cm x 24cm (57cm x 46cm framed)
13.75 x 9.5 inches (22.5 x 18 inches framed)
English School c1890 Victorian Landscape