19th Century Still Life Oil Painting in Gilt Frame Signed Oliver Clare
Set in a carved gilt frame, this oil on canvas painting was painted in England circa 1890; the art work is signed on the lower right by British painter Oliver Clare, the still life painting features a bird nest and eggs with primroses in a landscape with mossy bank. The canvas has been relined. Wire in the back for easy installation. Oliver Clare (1853-1927) was a British painter who is best known for his detailed and polished academic still life of fruit and garden flowers on mossy banks. Born near Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1853, Clare was the son of prominent still-life artist George Clare, who it is thought was responsible for much, if not all, of Clare’s artistic training. Associated with the artists of the West Midlands, the younger Clare exhibited paintings at the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, and the Royal Society of British Artists in London. Despite his oeuvre being mainly composed of floral still life subjects. Clare’s paintings often depict ripe fruit or fresh blossom nestling on a bank with a hint of dew, and are always well finished with brushstrokes that are invisible to the eye. Clare had a passion and fondness for animals and animal paintings; it is said that his dog died the same night as the artist in 1927 in London, United Kingdom. Listed in the Benezit. Measures: 24.5″ W x 20.5″ H.
|Dimensions||24.5" W x 2.25" D x 20.5" H|
Late 19th Century