This early 19th-century watercolour by British artist Copley Fielding (1787-1855) depicts a sunset over Loch Lubnaig in Scotland.
Weary cattle meander along a well-trod path as the glowing sun sets beyond a distant mountain. With its brilliant haze, the sky is distinctly Turner-esque, almost too bright to look upon. While the trees, with their gentle nuance, guide the eye along placid water.
Here, between the misty peaks of Benvane and Ben Ledi, the light permeates with a lazy splendour. Copley Fielding adored these views and captured them with a deft touch. A picturesque scene in all its majesty.
Signed in the lower left under overpaint and held within a later frame. Possibly previously attributed to JMW Turner. Sold at Bonhams as a Copley Fielding on 17 November 1999 for £2,800.
Medium: Watercolour on paper
Overall size: 18½” x 15½” / 47cm x 39cm
Year of creation: c. 1830
Labels & Inscriptions: Label on reverse, potentially relating to a gallery or exhibition.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £21,000
Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding
Anthony Vandyke Copley Fielding trained under John Varley. He was a member (and President) of the Old Water-Colour Society and won a gold medal at the Paris Salon. His works are held in numerous public collections including at the Tate Gallery, the Louvre, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Museum, Royal Academy, National Galleries of Scotland, National Museums Wales, and Manchester Art Gallery.
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