Shayer, William, Snr. (English)
1788 - 1879
Fisherfolk on the Beach, Sussex Coast, oil on canvas laid down to board,signed l/r,
27.5" x 35" sight, 34.25" x 42.25" frame
About the Painting: Very good restored condition. Presented in what is believed to be the original gilt frame.
About the Artist: "Landscape and animal painter. A self-taught artist, he lived in Southampton, and painted mostly in Hampshire and the New Forest. His work falls into two distinct categories; firstly, woodland scenes with gipsies, rustic figures and animals, and secondly, beach or coastal scenes with boats and fisherfolk. He was a prolific artist, and tended to repeat certain formulae. Exhib. mostly at SS (338 works), also at RA 1820-43, and BI. His work is in many English provincial museums." - from The Dictionary of Victorian Painters,
Note: This painting has been professionally cleaned and re-varnished
Provenance: Sloan's Auctioneers, Bethesda, Maryland, c. 1976.
Thistle Fine Art
Rockport, MA 01966