Charles Gabriel Harpsau (British, 1885-1910). His paintings have rarely been seen outside of Britain, and, indeed, he was not very prolific in his short life. This is reprsentative of his best work; a scene with cows and peaceful landscape. The little girl may not be noticed at first glance, but she is a central figure in the painting. Why is she there, so small? Why a girl among huge cows? Ahhh, the secret of fineart is to bring in the viewer, and have his imagination and curiosity give pleasure.
Medium: Oil On Canvas.
Size: 13 by 18 inches (33.0 x 45.7 cm); Framed 20 1/2 by 26 by 3 inches.
Signed lower left: Harpsau
Condition: Unlined canvas; frame wear with abrasions and small area of loss in upper left corner. There appears to be a small hole and area of loss in grass in lower right quadrant; faint craquelure