River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands
River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands
River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands
River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands
River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands
River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands
River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands
River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands

FRANK HIDER (1861-1933)

River Landscape Painting of Scottish Highlands

c. 1918 British

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We are offering for sale this very well executed sunset scene of the Highlands of Scotland by the artist Frank Hider, who normally entitles his paintings on the back of the canvas, but, as the canvas has been relined, that is not the case here.
There are Hider's trademark white flowers in the foreground, which seem to appear in all his landscapes.

On a personal note, Frank Hider was born in Lambeth, South London in 1861. He married Laura Ann Hill in 1885 and by 1901 they were living at 10 Westbury Road, Selhurst, Croydon. By 1911, they had moved to 99 Boleyn Road, Forest Gate, Essex. Altogether they had 8 children, 6 of whom survived infancy, 3 daughters Mable C, Violet and Evelyn and 2 sons, Frank Jr. and Christopher George.

Frank Jr. (1894-1916) died during WW1 as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's Wiltshire Regiment during the campaign in Mesopotamia. Christopher George (1885-1991) was an art student in 1911 and, as there are paintings similar to those of Frank on the market, but signed G. Hider, these may well be his.

There are also similar paintings on the market signed M. C. Hider, and these as well as the ones signed G. Hider have mainly be attributed as pseudonyms of Frank, but in the Census of 1911, Mable C. (1888-1958) was listed as an artist working on her own account at home, so these are obviously hers.

Frame: The painting is framed in a 3 1/4" ornate, swept gilt frame. It will be supplied wired and ready to hang.

Very good condition as the painting has been relined and has no craquelure, paint loss or stretcher marks.

The frame is in very good condition with a few fine cracks consistent with age, but no repairs or losses.
This is a quote from Jeremy Wood's book Hidden Talents. 'Frank Hider was a painter in oil and sometimes watercolour of coastal scenes and rural landscapes. This artist was very prolific and his work is frequently seen on the market - the beach scenes in oil being the most common.

The oils were often inscribed with the title and location on the reverse. Frank Hider's style and colour are similar to S. Y. Johnson but he usually painted with a broader technique. There are also some similar oils signed George Hider and he may have been related.

Frank Hider lived at Forest Gate, Essex for a number of years and died on the 29th November, 1933.'
Dimensions
External Height 22.00 inch (55.88 cm)
External Width 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
External Depth 2.50 inch (6.35 cm)
Stock Code
0653
Medium
Oil on Canvas
Signed/Inscribed
Frank Hider has signed the painting in the lower right hand corner and dated it 1918
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