M Corper, Pastoral Scene With Distant Hills

M Corper, Pastoral Scene With Distant Hills

A peaceful English pastoral scene depicting a shepherd with a small flock before an undulant landscape. This picturesque view provides a window into a simpler time when the air was clean and the trees stood for hundreds of years.

Paintings such as this were ever-popular with city-dwelling Victorians who sought to escape the smoggy realities of increasing urbanisation.

Little is known about the artist, M Corper, but they were clearly influenced by the strong British tradition for romantic landscape painting.

Signed in the lower left and housed within a good later frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 33½” x 25½” / 85cm x 65cm
Year of creation: c. 1870
Condition: One small patched repair. Areas of craquelure but the paint layer is stable. Frame in good condition with some light wear.