• Artist: Henry Charles Woollett (1826 – 1890)
• Medium: Oil on canvas
• Circa: 1870
• Period: Victorian
• Provenance: England, UK
• Farmyard scene – horse, foal & turkey
• Fine quality gilt frame
• Natural colours
• Excellent condition
• Height: 2ft 1⅞”
• Width: 2ft 5¾”
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This is a fine quality antique English oil painting of country farmyard scene depicting a horse, its foal and a turkey, in a gilt frame, by Henry Charles Woollett, painted circa 1870, in excellent condition. The painting depicts a horse (dam) overlooking her foal, whilst a turkey stands near, within an English country farmyard scene, with a barn and fenced track behind, painted early evening. Lovely woodland and landscape colours in the background. The painting accurately reproduces the natural colours of the subject, with an attractive range of greens, browns and rusty hues, with subtle red detailing. The item also boasts wonderful texturing, evident in the leaves on the trees and the vegetation on the ground. The painting is set into a fine quality ornate gilt frame and the painting is oil on canvas. The canvas is signed ‘H. C. Woollett’ in the bottom left-hand corner.
Henry Charles Woollett, born 1826 – 1893. He actively painted between 1840 – 1890. He lived in London but often painted in Cheshire. He is famous for his rustic farmyard scenes, which he exhibited in London’s art galleries & museums. He also exhibited at Suffolk Street Art Gallery. A favourite is the “Straw yard” painted at varying times of the day, this usually included in horses, chickens and a turkey.
Art Price Indicator Book Price Guide 1999 – his “Straw yard” painting (size 44” x 69”) sold for £11,900 GBP in West Yorkshire in 1990. Some of his other work can be viewed here: http://www.artnet.com/artists/henry-a-woollett/
This painting would look superb in a variety of rooms, including the hallway, living room or bedroom. This item would certainly grace any home and is a great investment as it is an attractive and colourful piece. So don’t miss out on your chance to own a lovely piece of art.
This is a fine quality antique English oil painting of country farmyard scene depicting a horse, its foal and a turkey, in a gilt frame, by Henry Charles Woollett, circa 1870, in excellent condition. The colours are strong and there is no sign of fading. Nominal old age marks to the leading edges of the gilt frame, but nothing significant, considering the age of the item. The gilt frame is solid and in good condition; the picture is ready to hang.
Height = 65.8cm or 25⅞” or 2ft 1⅞”
Width = 75.6cm or 29¾” or 2ft 5¾”
Depth = 7.2cm or 2⅞”
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