Theodore Hines

May

Theodore Hines

May

This charming 19th-century oil painting by British artist Theodore Hines (b.1859) depicts a leafy woodland view in May.

It’s Spring and the verdant foliage is enlivened with radiant pockets of white blossom captured in delicate marks. Hines probably worked outside, pitching his easel alongside a dusty track, which winds its way beneath a canopy of tones. In the distance, beyond the brow, a glimpse of bright light.

In 1880, a year after producing this piece, he debuted at the Royal Academy with ‘Spring’. The bewitching early blooms clearly capturing his imagination.

Signed/dated lower right and held within a splendid gilt frame.

Medium: Oil on canvas
Overall size: 18½” x 24½” / 47cm x 62cm
Year of creation: 1879
Labels & Inscriptions: Windsor & Newton supplier’s stencil on the reverse along with a frame-maker’s label.
Condition: Artwork presents well. Craquelure but the paint is stable. Frame with some light wear.
Artist’s auction maximum: £54,000

Theodore Hines

Theodore Hines

British artist Theodore Hines is predominantly known for his naturalistic landscapes, which often capture rugged woodlands, the shimmering Thames, and craggy upland topography. He probably received some early tuition from his older brother Frederick Hines (1852-1928) with both exhibiting at the Royal Academy. His works are held in numerous public collections.

Learn more about Theodore Hines in our directory.

Conservation & History

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