British Oil Painting Salisbury Plain Wiltshire Landscape Prehistoric Stonehenge
Proudly display this timeless British oil painting of Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, featuring Prehistoric Stonehenge during summertime. Bring a piece of history into your home and enjoy the beauty of Wiltshire's landscape for years to come.
“Title Prehistoric Stonehenge Monument in Salisbury Plain Wiltshire”.
- Subject landscape view of the known British landmark monument Stonehenge.
- Impressive size with the frame being 68 cm wide and 53 cm high.
- Your focus is drawn to the fascinating mysterious central area of the beautiful carved stone shapes of the Stonehenge monument, having great perspective and exceptional realism detail with lush low cut green grass below with small gentle rolling hill landscape in the lower foreground, above with mainly blue sky with scattered white thin clouds set in summertime.
- Oil on board.
- Monogram signed by the British artist SJ.
- Provenance label verso.
- Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, two miles (3 km) west of Amesbury. It consists of an outer ring of vertical sarsen standing stones, each around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide, and weighing around 25 tons, topped by connecting horizontal lintel stones. Inside is a ring of smaller bluestones. Inside these are free-standing trilithons, two bulkier vertical sarsens joined by one lintel. The whole monument, now ruinous, is aligned towards the sunrise on the summer solstice. The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the densest complex of Neolithic and Bronze Agemonuments in England, including several hundred tumuli (burial mounds).
- Archaeologists believe that Stonehenge was constructed from around 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC, although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC. One of the most famous landmarks in the United Kingdom, Stonehenge is regarded as a British cultural icon. It has been a legally protected scheduled monument since 1882, when legislation to protect historic monuments was first successfully introduced in Britain.
- The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986. Stonehenge is owned by the Crown and managed by English Heritage; the surrounding land is owned by the National Trust. Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earliest beginnings.Deposits containing human bone date from as early as 3000 BC, when the ditch and bank were first dug, and continued for at least another 500 years.
- Provenance label verso & now in the collection of Cheshire Antiques Consultant.
- An exceptional fine example of his work.
- Set in a contemporary stylish wood frame.
- Circa late 20th century 1970;s
- Such a delightful historical scene to the eye.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of honeypot scenic landscape subject matter such elaborate detail.
- With hanging thread on the back ready for immediate home wall display.
- Incredible conversation piece for your guests.
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- Condition report.
- Offered in fine used condition.
- Front painting surface is in good overall order. Having some foxing staining, craquelure in areas. The frame which has various general wear, scuffs, chips, cracking, fading, discolouration, stains, losses in areas commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
High (53 cm)
Wide (68 cm)
Depth thickness of frame (2 cm)