Pastoral Scene At Dusk With Blood-Red Sky

Pastoral Scene At Dusk With Blood-Red Sky

A late 19th-century oil on wood depicting a beautiful pastoral view across distant hills before a blood-red sky.

The brushwork feels fluid and impressionistic, so perhaps this was painted ‘en plein air’, while the artist caught the last of the evening’s glow.

Towards the foreground, the two cows are little more than six or seven brush marks, while the reeds are just quickly sketched in.

The painting is housed within a gilded swept frame with coved sides and a decorative outer border. Signed illegibly in the lower left.

Oil on wood
Size including frame
27” x 19” / 69cm x 49cm
Year of creation
Light craquelure but good condition overall. Frame with light 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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