James Hey Davies RCA

Rural Lane With Cottage & Chickens

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James Hey Davies RCA

Rural Lane With Cottage & Chickens

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This early-20th-century oil painting by British artist James Hey Davies RCA (1844-1930) depicts a Summer's morning in the enchanting British countryside.

Under the buoyant glow of an early sun, the glorious environs of a picturesque setting come alive with radiance. A sinuous tree stretches its limber branches, wandering chickens forage for food, and a cottage fire warms a freshly baked loaf. This is a rural scene of beguiling verdancy captured by a masterful hand bewitched by the great outdoors.

Note also the cart, trundling out of view - perhaps heading for market before returning with goods.

James Hey Davies favoured the open air and often studied directly from nature. Born in Manchester, he’s considered an important contributor to the Manchester School of Artists. In his formative years, he rebelled against the rigours of formal tuition to pursue a naturalistic philosophy inspired by the French.

Can you imagine taking breakfast in that quaint timber-framed cottage with its orange blush and heavy thatch?

Signed/dated lower right and held within a later frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 33” x 23” / 84cm x 58cm
Year of creation: 1905
Condition: Artwork presents well. Fine craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £3,000

James Hey Davies RCA

James Hey Davies RCA

James Hey Davies RCA trained at the Manchester School of Art, Manchester Academy, and in Sweden. He exhibited extensively including at the Royal Academy and Royal Manchester Institution. He’s represented at the National Museum Wales, Manchester Art Gallery, Warrington Museum and Salford Museum.

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