~ George Shalders (1826-1873) Oil On Canvas ~ ~ Of 'Cattle Watering At Eventide', Dated 1855 ~
An impressive oil on canvas rural painting depicting cattle watering at eventide with beautiful luminous colours for the sunset.
It is reputedly a scene on the old London to Portsmouth road (A3) on top of Portsdown Hill, Hampshire, England.
The oil is signed and dated to the lower right 1855.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame has a width of 41.5 inches (105.5cm), a height of 29 inches (73.5cm) and a depth of 1.5 inches (3.85cm).
The canvas has a width of 34.5 inches (87.5cm) and a height of 22.25 inches (56.5cm).
The total weight is 4.7 kg.
~ Condition ~
The painting is in very good condition, however there are few areas that has been restored which are visible only from the back of the canvas. The frame is in excellent condition.
~ George Shalders (1826-1873) ~
George Shalders was a landscape painter and watercolourist, who lived in Portsmouth and London.
Shalders subjects were mostly summery views in Wales, Ireland and Surrey and occasionally on the Continent. His work is traditional and attractive, and shows affinities with two other artists from the South West, William Shayer and F R Lee.
He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1848 and 1862, at Suffolk Street, British Institution and the New Watercolour Society.
Works by Shalders are in the Walker Art Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
A benefit sale was held at Christie's for his children on March 9th 1874.