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Oil on canvas William Shayer I - Mid 19th century
A substantial oil on canvas by William Shayer I (BRITISH, 1788 - 1879) (attributuion). A fisher folk scene depicting fishermen selling catch ashore with horses and dog onlooking the activity. Note the large bright size of the sky. Contained in an older frame though no original. Second to third quarter 19th century. 27 1/2" x 39 1/4" sight, 31 1/2" x 39 1/2" overall. From the collection of the late Anne Powell of Celebration, Florida. William Joseph Shayer (British, 1788 - 1879) was a self-taught artist who began his career as a furniture and carriage decorator in the town of Guildford. Ultimately, he began painting landscapes, country folk, and beach scenes with boats and fisherman, having substantial success. Living mainly in the south of England, Shayer's paintings mostly reflect this region and its people. Often collaborating with other artists, Shayer is known to have worked with Edward Charles Williams as well as with his oldest son, William Joseph Shayer, Junior. Exhibiting at the Royal Academy and the British Museum on multiple occasions during his lifetime, the elder Shayer is a highly respected artist whose works are on display at many museums including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Gallery, the Glasgow Art Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This painting is noteworthy for its composition, vibrant palette, desirable subject matter, and important size. Overall fine condition, some craquelure, relined and revarnished with very slight areas of retouch to sky and beach. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Either email any day of the week or call at our store 574-594-9100 on Friday, or Saturday. A word about condition. Those of you who have purchased from me before know that I am very picky about condition. I will try to note anything of significance in the description. However, please check the photos carefully---as they say `a picture is worth a thousand words' We will help arrange shipping for you; our experience with large or small has been excellent. We do offer an easy layaway program. Usually 20% down, with the remaining term somewhat negotiable. Please email us before you buy if you would like to discuss layaway terms. We have been in business over 30 years and our reputation is without flaw.
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