Alfred H Vickers, River Landscape With Coastal Buildings

Alfred H Vickers, River Landscape With Coastal Buildings

A charming 19th-century river landscape by British artist, Alfred H Vickers (fl.1853-1907). The eye is immediately drawn to the tall building situated to our right, which is painted with a deft touch and plenty of detail. It evokes the sights and sounds of local workers hoisting goods from the river and perhaps there’s a winch on the other side.

Alfred H Vickers was probably related to Alfred Gomersal Vickers (1810-1837) and Alfred Vickers Senior (1786-1868). He’s known to have exhibited at the Royal Academy and generally painted in England.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within an ornate later frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 26” x 17½” / 66cm x 45cm
Year of creation: c. 1900
Provenance: England
Condition: Very presentable. Recently cleaned. Minor areas of in-painting. Frame with some light age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £4,800 achieved for ‘The Ferry’ at Christie’s in 2003.