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19th C. Oil On Canvas Highland Cattle Landscape by William Mellor
Presenting a bucolic English 19th century landscape, oil on canvas, depicting Highland cattle wading in a stream. On the opposite shore is a shepherd with his flock in a field set against the base of a mountainous backdrop. The painting is typical of the tranquil English scenes of this 19th century British artist.
William Mellor (British 1851 – 1931) was born in Barnsley and developed his skill as a landscape painter while traveling around Northern Wales and the Yorkshire area of Great Britain. He was known to paint mostly in the spring and autumn when the poetic and dreamy English countryside was at its scenic peak. This artist knew how to use sunlight to enhance his composite landscapes, which produced a feeling of peace and contentment to the viewer. His landscapes are always pleasant and "easy on the eye" all the details so beloved by collectors of 19th century English landscapes.
The painting is in very good age appropriate condition with some in painting towards the base of the image. It is set into the original carved frame and signed in the lower area to the left of center.
Size of Image: 20" Height by 30" Width
Size of Frame: 26 ½" Height by 36 ½" Height.
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