18th-Century Forest Scene With Figures

DESCRIPTION

An interesting 18th-century oil on canvas depicting several figures walking along a country track through a wooded area.

At least two of the figures are balancing supplies on their head so perhaps they’re returning home laden with goods. Within rural communities during the 18th-century women were often expected to transport bulky or heavy goods on foot - for example between the farm and the market. As such, many were taught how to balance pots, baskets and bundles securely on their head from an early age.

In this scene, one woman appears to be responsible for a wide basket containing pots and other items, while another is balancing a large container atop her head.

The painting is housed within an appropriate later frame.

Medium
Oil on canvas
Size including frame
13⅓” x 11” / 34cm x 28cm x 5cm
Year of creation
c. 1750
Condition
Craquelure and some small paint losses. The canvas is a little undulant.

UK Shipping - Free

Your artwork will be sent via DHL Express and should arrive within 2-5 days, all being well.

EU Shipping - From £15.99

Your artwork will be sent via DHL Express and should arrive within 2-5 days, all being well. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.

US and Canada Shipping - From £24.99

Your artwork will be sent via DHL Express and should arrive within 2-5 days, all being well. Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply.

Everywhere Else - From £24.99

If you're not presented with any delivery options during checkout, please contact us and we'll do our best to offer a reasonable shipping quote.

Framing

If the images display the artwork framed, then the frame is included in the price. For those that are unframed, we can handle the framing for you should you wish. We always try to source frames that are appropriate for the age of the painting but can also provide contemporary alternatives if you prefer. You only pay for the cost of the actual frame (usually £30 - £50) as we include the labour for free.