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A Beautiful and Magnificently Executed Original Antique Oil Painting of a beautiful day at Eel Trap Bridge, over the River Test in Longtstock, Hampshire , England. Finely painted, incredible detail to the stunning landscape, even high detail to the seven eel traps that abound along and at the top the bridge.
Another footbridge is seen in the distance. The quaint and charming scene of the village of Longstock is beautifully captured in this sunny and bright painting.
The mark on the back of the canvas reads " Prepared by Brodie & Middleton 79 Longacre London". This provenance relates to Brodie & Middleton, a company that is still in business today, supplying theatrical costumes to TV/ Film and Theatre. The London address of 79 Longacre dates to 1840- 1930, when Brodie & Middleton supplied artist's canvas, a brief history:
Brodie & Middleton was founded around 1840 in a shop at 79 Long Acre in London’s Covent Garden, a colourful area, famed for its market and theatres. Artists had long congregated in Covent Garden, with William Hogarth and Joshua Reynolds amongst its famous eighteenth century inhabitants. Initially Brodie & Middleton was an ‘Artists’ Colourmen’ supplying paints of all kinds, along with brushes. ....
This Amazing scene of the River Test in Longstock is incredibly beautiful, unsigned, but clearly painted by a highly skilled artist. Dating to the 19th - Absolutely beautiful condition, with slight crazing, no peeling or loss of paint. This has been professionally cleaned, and housed in a vintage gold gilt wood frame Original European wood backing still in tact. ..
This eel fishing bridge and scene are still seen today, a refreshing and beautiful link to times past.
Painting itself measures 24" x 17" approx, frame measures 28" x 21" approx. Beautiful condition on both Painting and Frame.
The Town of Longstock has a long and illustrious History, some important place-names in the area include:
Dunewude, Haseldune , (Hageldown) , Mucscroft, Stamforlang, Roghforlang, Leyforlang, Chadgrove, Houscrondle, Poukelond, Leighelme, La Dene, Burghforlang , Oodie Furlong (Woody Furlong), Clerles Rookehey, Colver House Close, Le Flete, Rock Close, Pokon House, Woodcocks , Benstrow.

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River Test 19th C Longstock England Eel Trap Bridge Landscape Antique Oil Painting London Provenance Fishing Seascape Hampshire County

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