George William Mote, View Of Enfield Town

George William Mote, View Of Enfield Town

This charming 19th-century landscape painting by British artist George William Mote (1832-1909) depicts an extensive view across Enfield, North London. It’s a fine work with plenty of interest and gives you a little more each time you return.

In the foreground, our eyes are immediately drawn to a sizeable flock of oncoming sheep meandering up the track. While three cows rest ahead of them close to a broken fence. Did these cows escape much to the distress of the farmer?

On the left, a family appears to be picnicking, with the mother dressed in an eye-catching red top and yellow hat. The father looks beyond the sheep, shielding his eyes from the sun, surely mesmerised by this vast ocean of wool.

Mote has cleverly provided us with an elevated view, which delivers a good vantage point over the animals and town. He was well-versed in traditional vistas and exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy. In 1867, a year after this was produced, he moved to London and often captured views in the countryside around the capital.

Signed, dated and held in a beautiful ornate gilt frame.

Please note that this painting will need to be crated if shipped overseas. A cost for the crate will be added on during checkout.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 55” x 35” / 129cm x 90cm
Year of creation: c. 1866
Condition: Artwork presents well. Canvas relined. One repair. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £14,000 achieved for an oil painting in 2013.

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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