Stock No: 15505

A fine late 19th century framed oil on canvas by Joseph Horlor (British, 1809-1887). The pastoral scene depicts fishfolk with their boats moored and their meagre catch in wicker baskets. They work under the looming ruin of a castle, a romantic vision of crumbling turrets built in to the rocky crag. In the distance there is a glimpse of a village nestled in the trees, completing the vision of a pastoral idyll. Scenes of this type were immensely popular in 19th century Britain, as they both conveyed the romance of the British countryside and the moral virtue of manual labour. This scene was possibly set in Wales, where Horlor found the landscape immensely inspiring .

Signed and dated 1836. Framed in 19th century gilt frame. In fine condition, professionally relined recently.

Notes: Not a great deal is known about Joseph Horlor, but he exhibited from 1834-1866 at the British Institute and Suffolk Street (Later to become the Royal Society of British Artists) in London. He lived in Bristol and Bath and specialised in landscapes, coastal scenes and seascape subjects, mainly painting in Wales, Devon and Cornwall. There are 8 paintings by Horlor in the British National Art Collection, predominantly in Bristol.

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Listed Price: £2,800 (+VAT where applicable)

Width Height
37 38"
95 cms
28 1116"
73 cms

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