R Percy, British School Landscape With Stream, Track & Distant Church

R Percy, British School Landscape With Stream, Track & Distant Church

A fine mid-19th-century landscape painting depicting a rural view with a stream, track and figures. It evokes the romanticism of a John Constable and provides a window into a time gone by.

A young couple are resting under an old oak tree alongside a babbling brook. You can almost hear the gentle ripples as they cascade over small rocks.

In the distance, several sheep are grazing in a field and there’s a small church towards the centre of the composition.

The painting is signed R Percy in the lower left and housed within an attractive frame with pierced foliate centres and swept corners.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 28½” x 19½” / 72cm x 50cm
Year of creation: c. 1860
Provenance: England
Condition: Very presentable. Areas of light craquelure but the paint layer is stable. Frame with some minor wear including a small loss in the top right.

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