Victorian Oil Painting Scottish Highlands Glencoe Signed Edwin Alfred Pettitt
- 1 Fine British Work of Art Victorian Oil Painting Scottish Highlands Glencoe From Kingshouse.
- Subject beautiful traditional Scottish Highland mountain landscape views by Lochaber.
- Title "Glencoe from Kingshouse".
- Having such wonderful perspective, in the foreground your focus is first drawn to the solitary green patch of vegetation nestling by the stone boulders, then the heather with brown grassland vegetation, then the tranquil flowing stream that runs through the valley. In the background the magnificent views of the mountains. Overhead overcast clouds that are descending create an atmosphere of intrigue and mystery especially with the light coming through the central top clouds.
- The use of colour is exceptional with this artwork.
- Located within the awe-inspiring Lochaber Geopark in the Highlands, the deep valley and towering mountains of Glen Coe were carved out centuries ago by icy glaciers and volcanic explosions.
Glencoe is picturesque making it the perfect base for exploring the area of Lochaber, known as the Outdoor Capital of the UK.
- The area is known for waterfalls and trails that climb peaks such as Buachaille Etive Mor and Bidean nam Bian.
- Oil on canvas.
- Stamped on the back Winsor & Newtons No 2 quality prepared canvas, Rathbone Place London.
- Signed in the bottom corner by the known British artist Edwin Alfred Pettitt and inscribed verso..
- Information about the artist Edwin Alfred Pettitt was born 1st May 1840, in Birmingham, he was the son of the artist Joseph Paul Pettitt, 1812-1882 & Mary Ann Pettitt. 7 of his father's paintings can be discovered in the National Collection. He had 5 siblings and 10 half siblings and we think he was taught by his father.
- In 1851 Edwin was staying in Cockermouth, Cumbria, in 1861 at Chilton Lodge, Parsons Green Lane, Fulham in London and by 1871, he was staying with his uncle Alfred Pettitt who was a landscape artist in Keswick, Cumberland. In 1881, he was listed as a landscape painter and was staying at Park Hill, Llanrwst, Denbighshire, Wales. In 1891, he was staying at Sea View, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon and was still there in 1911, he died on 26th November 1912.
- He married his wife Martha nee Swain in Marylebone, London on 14th June 1869 they had 6 children who where all girls, Lucie Rose 1871, Florence Gwendoline 1876, Amy Beatrice 1877, Frances Lillian 1879, Catherine Daisy 1881, Dorothy G. 1891. 6 of his paintings are also in the National Collection and can also be freely viewed at ArtUK.
- Reference sources artuk, artnet, artbiogs mutualart, Bonhams, wikitree, wiki/Pettitt-414, lot search,1stdibs & askart,familysearchorg, findmypast, research can be easily found online freedom of information.
- An exceptional fine example of his work.
- Set in a very decorative gilt frame.
- Circa late 19th century.
- Provenance purchased from a 2 day fine art auction label verso.
- Such a delightful scene to the eye.
- Highly sought after due to the collectible nature of the Scottish scenery 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 order. Various foxing stains to the back of the canvas. The frame is in good overall order having only some general wear, dust, scuffs, scratches & some chips cracking in places commensurate with usage & old age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate
Depth thickness of frame (5cm)