Baroness Helga Von Cramm, Welland Common Near Malvern

Baroness Helga Von Cramm, Welland Common Near Malvern

A charming late 19th-century landscape painting depicting Welland Common near Malvern, Worcestershire, by German-Swiss artist, Baroness Helga Von Cramm (1840-1919).

This picturesque view remains fairly similar today and sheep still graze here as they did in 1890. In the distance, you’ll see the Malvern Hills, which are close to our gallery.

Von Cramm was a highly regarded watercolourist that travelled extensively through Europe and beyond. The Manchester Guardian described her work as “… oils and watercolours of foreign landscapes, particularly Egyptian; Switzerland, the Canary Islands, the Black Forest, and Genua. The subjects are many of them striking, and travellers are likely to appreciate the pictures as mementoes of beautiful scenes. The treatment is not piquant, but it has considerable suavity.”

In the UK, she exhibited at the Society of Women Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours, Dudley Gallery, Fine Art Society, Glasgow Institute, Grosvenor Gallery, Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts, and Royal Society of British Artists.

The painting is signed in the lower left and housed within a good later frame.

Medium: Watercolour
Overall size: 24½” x 15½” / 62cm x 39cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Provenance: Malvern, England
Condition: Very presentable. Frame with some light age-related wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £1,754 achieved for ‘Pont St.Maurice, d'Agaune, Valais’ at an auction in 2006.

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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