Reserved - 19th-Century German School, Rural View With Cloudy Sky

Reserved - 19th-Century German School, Rural View With Cloudy Sky

A handsome late-19th-century oil on canvas depicting a rural view under a vast cloudy sky.

A well-worn track bends away to our left before disappearing into a copse. Two figures have stopped to chat - perhaps on their way home - while the sun gently illuminates the distant scenery.

We particularly love the horizontal layers in the composition, which reveal themselves as your eyes gradually explore the landscape.

The painting is housed within a beautiful period frame with swept corners and foliate ornamentation. It’s signed ‘A Weber’ which could relate to the German painter, August Weber (1817–1873).

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 22½” x 17½” / 57cm x 45cm
Year of creation: c. 1870
Provenance: Germany
Condition: One minor chip in the bottom right. Canvas relined. Craquelure but the paint layer is stable. Could be cleaned to restore its vibrancy if required. Frame with some age-related wear.

Conservation & History

We care profoundly about our role as custodians and every piece in the collection has been assessed by our conservator. When required, we undertake professional restoration carefully using reversible techniques and adopt a light touch to retain the aged charm of each work. We also restore frames rather than replace them as many are original and selected by the artists themselves.

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