Offered for sale is an early 20th century pastoral oil painting on canvas depicting Highland sheep by William Peter Watson, active 1883 – 1932. The painting is titled "Evening On The Mountains- Loch Jay, Perthshire" and is signed on the reverse and again on the front with a date of 1919.
The painting depicts a magical Highland Landscape where a family of sheep are showcased by a brook perched on a grassy hill set stunningly against a backdrop of rugged mountains, water, and dusky sky. The painting is lit within, and the sheep are rendered in extraordinary detail, with an almost human-like quality to their eyes and faces.
William Peter Watson was a painter possibly from the famous clan of Watson family painters who were renowned for their depiction of idyllic Highland Landscapes. These paintings could not be more charming and are highly revered for their warmth and beauty. We buy every one we can find.
The painting is in excellent condition with a minute spot of in-painting. It is set into its original gilt molded frame, which has had a small amount of repair and is restored to perfection.
Size of Frame: 45 ¼” Width by 33 1/8” Height
Size of Image: 40 ¼” width by 28 1/8” Height.
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