HK Foster, Rural Landscape With Worn Track & Family Picnicking

HK Foster, Rural Landscape With Worn Track & Family Picnicking

This late 19th-century landscape painting by HK Foster depicts a well-worn track carving its way towards a wooded area. It’s a few feet deep and dug in after years of attrition. Perhaps it’s still in use today.

Resting by a cluster of trees, a mother and two children are sitting to eat, picnicking in their favourite spot. While above them, a flock of birds bring contrast to a cloudy sky.

Little is known about the artist, HK Foster, but this is a good example of Victorian landscape painting. It’s a celebration of nature.

The painting is signed in the lower right and housed within a period frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 38½” x 28½” / 98cm x 72cm
Year of creation: c. 1880
Condition: Overall very presentable. Canvas relined. Frame with some age-related wear.

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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