George Clare

Still Life With Bird’s Nest & Apple Blossom

George Clare

Still Life With Bird’s Nest & Apple Blossom

This fine 19th-century oil painting by British artist George Clare (1835-1890) depicts a bird’s nest, apple blossom, and mossy bank.

While many of his contemporaries were focusing on the landscape, George Clare was foraging through the hedgerows searching for inspiration. His exquisite, life-like, renderings are a result of his passion for British flora and his painstaking technique.

His works evoke a gentle walk in the English countryside and celebrate the diversity of life we have on our doorstep. Today, he’s considered to be one of the finest British still-life painters of his generation.

Signed/dated lower left and held within a gilt frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 19” x 16” / 48cm x 40cm
Year of creation: c. 1870
Provenance: Private collection, England.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £10,600.

George Clare

George Clare

George Clare was an accomplished British painter of tumbling still lifes and iconic British flora. He worked initially in the decorative arts as a japanner while honing his skills as a painter. His works are often compared with those of William Henry Hunt (1790-1864) who appears to have been an influence. He's represented in numerous public collections.

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