Harry Percy Hain Friswell, Landscape With Wildflower Meadow

Harry Percy Hain Friswell, Landscape With Wildflower Meadow

This beautiful landscape painting by English artist Harry Percy Hain Friswell (1857-1941) depicts an undulant wildflower meadow before a copse and a wooded area. Radiant Summer light bathes the scenery - it’s warm, incandescent and still. A lone worker continues the harvest, a heavy scythe held aloft.

Friswell probably completed this during his time in Suffolk. He was a keen admirer of Constable and formerly lived at ‘Willy Lott’s cottage’. At times, we see similarities in his approach, particularly when compared to Constable’s oil sketches. It’s certainly true that both had a deep connection with the Suffolk countryside. Perhaps the artist discovered this quiet spot while walking near his home.

Signed in the lower left and housed within a substantial Rococo revival frame. Due to its size and weight, it’s only available for UK delivery.

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Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 45½” x 38½” / 116cm x 98cm
Year of creation: c. 1890
Condition: Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction highlight: £1,660 achieved for an oil painting in 1990 (Sotheby’s).

Conservation & History

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