Augustus William Enness RBA

View Over The River Wharfe

Augustus William Enness RBA

View Over The River Wharfe

This early 20th-century oil painting by British artist Augustus William Enness RBA (1876-1948) depicts a picturesque view in the sublime Yorkshire Dales.

Here, from our elevated vantage point, the undulant scenery extends for miles - across the silvery River Wharfe and out towards a haze of rolling peaks. While in the foreground, the abundant foliage is rendered with deft touches of textured oils. Cattle draw the eye.

Enness was a true master of light, working tirelessly to capture nature faithfully in all her beguiling moods. His formative experiences at the Slade School and the Academie Julian providing a solid artistic footing for his prosperous career.

He enjoyed Yorkshire and lived in Whitby between 1905 and 1915.

Signed in the lower left and held within a gilt frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 29” x 25” / 74cm x 64cm
Year of creation: c. 1910
Condition: Artwork presents well. Fine craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £4,400

Augustus William Enness RBA

Augustus William Enness RBA

British artist Augustus William Enness RBA is predominantly known for his landscapes in oil. Born in Essex, England, he initially trained at the Slade School of Art before enrolling at the Academie Julian in Paris. His works are held in numerous public collections.

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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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