William Pratt 1855-1936.Crofters Scottish Highlands 1929 Oil On Canvas. Framed.
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Scottish ( b.1855 - d.1936 ).
Crofters, Scottish Highlands, 1929.
Oil on Canvas. Signed & Dated.
Image size 15.4 inches x 19.3 inches ( 39cm x 49cm ).
Frame size 21.5 inches x 25.4 inches ( 54.5cm x 64.5cm ).
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset is this original oil painting by William Pratt which dates from 1929.
The painting is presented and supplied in an ornate frame dating from the 1970s (which is shown in these photographs) in keeping with the between the world wars aesthetic. The painted surfaces and canvas have benefitted from cleaning and conservation, which was performed on our instruction, supervision and approval.
This antique piece is in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
The painting is signed and dated lower right.
William Pratt was one of an accomplished group of Scottish artists who specialised in painting scenes of country life around the turn of the nineteenth century. He was formally trained at the Glasgow School of Art and the Academic Julian in Paris. He exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Artists, the Paris Salon and the Edinburgh Exhibition, where he won a medal. Pratt’s paintings are very much appreciated today, and his work can be found in the Gallery of Modern Art in Venice, the Glasgow Art Gallery, the City of Edinburgh Collection and the National Museum in Northern Ireland.
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This original oil on canvas work by William Pratt is signed and dated 1929. It depicts a stone and thatch crofters’ cottage against a stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands. There is a woman sitting on the steps at the entrance of the cottage, wearing a long blue skirt and a red shawl, with a traditional cotton cap on her head. There are half a dozen hens feeding on the ground around her and, to the right of the cottage are two cows, perhaps a mother and calf. There is a large tree to one side of the cottage, and we glimpse the clear aquamarine waters of a river to the left. In the background the mountains rise up to meet the white clouds in the sky. Overall, this is an image of peace, modesty and simplicity of life that is both noble and calming. It is a charming piece.
For a full biography of this artist please see his listing on www.bigskyfineart.com .
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