This pretty painting depicts a typical view of Amsterdam with its canals.
This one is very shady with the big trees along the bank,partly concealing the beautiful antique houses.
A barge seems to glide on the water.
At the bottom right we see what must be a part of a bridge.
A great quietude emerges from this painting,it gives us an impression of peace and tranquility,very relaxing.
We really want to take a walk along this canal !
The artist used soft colors ,and she has particularly well rendered all shades color of water.There is a lot of relief,especially on the trees.
The painting is in its original gilded stuccoed wooden frame and seems never to have been touched.
The work is monogrammed FBK to the lower right,which is typical for this artist.
On the reverse,it bares an exhibition label in London at The Society Of Women Artists,and the address of a frame maker in Kensington.
Dimensions : 15’’ x 19,3’’ framed (38,5cm x 49cm)
13,6’’ x 17,7’’ sight (34,5cm x 45cm)
This painting is in good condition,it just deserves a good cleaning to find its original colors.
Just note some little lacks of stucco,in places,on the outer edges of the frame.
Faith Kenworthy-Browne was listed as a portrait,landscape and poster artist.
She studied at Sir Arthur Cope’s School and the London School of Art,and she later became art teacher at St. Alban’s College in Saskatchewan,Canada.
She exhibited widely including the Royal Academy,The Royal Society of British Artists,The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and several others.
A very decorative painting, perfect for a lover of Amsterdam !
Oil on Panel by Faith Kenworthy-Browne (1882-1973) View of Amsterdam.Circa 1940-1950