Alfred Henry Vickers, Coastal View With Church & Cattle

Alfred Henry Vickers, Coastal View With Church & Cattle

This brisk landscape study by British artist Alfred Henry Vickers (1834-1919) depicts a church nestled into rugged coastal scenery. Its beauty arises from its immediacy and it’s probably painted directly from nature. Imagine the breeze arising from the sea coupled with the gentle rhythm of cattle passing before you.

It’s a spot to idle away the hours on a joyous Summer’s day - exactly as Vickers did in the 19th-century.

Signed in the lower right and framed.

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Medium: Watercolour
Overall size: 22” x 14” / 56cm x 36cm
Year of creation: c. 1860
Condition: A few areas of discolouration. Frame with some age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £4,800 achieved for an oil painting in 2003.

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