'The Creel'
'The Creel'
'The Creel'

'The Creel'

1870 English

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English Naive School Still Life
Depicting a Days Catch, Rod and Creel
Oils on Canvas
Within a Vintage Moulded Oak Frame with Gilt Slip
The Stretcher Later Inscribed to Reverse; “Eric with my best love. Oct 2nd 1925”
Frame Bearing Original Label for 'Wiseman’s Fine art Galleries, Southampton.'
A good late nineteenth century British Naive School Still Life in oils on canvas, depicting a full Fisherman’s Creel with a day’s catch, fishing rod and a blue and white transfer printed dish, set on a ledge in front of a window. The canvas has been professionally re-lined and cleaned of old varnishes and surface dirt, to reveal the excellent original colours and delightfully detailed composition. It is housed in a period oak frame and gilt slip which is later inscribed on the reverse. There is a strong tradition of sporting paintings of this type in many parts of Britain, mostly anonymous created by amateur enthusiasts, of varying abilities, to record memorable moments and achievements in their sporting lives. The present example is particularly accomplished in a typical flat, static naïve manner, with the fish markings and woven creel being attentively observed and detailed, suggesting that the painter may have been a Tavern Sign or Coach Painter used to working in detail. This work is of unusually large scale and an impressive example of the genre, being both atmospheric and evocative of its period, whilst retaining the real sporting spirit and recording a memorable catch.
Height 24.75 inch (62.86 cm)
Width 30.00 inch (76.20 cm)
External Height 30.50 inch (77.47 cm)
External Width 35.00 inch (88.90 cm)
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