Oil on canvas , signed and dated 1859, inscribed on the reverse of frame with title.
32ins x 54ins
A wonderful example of Percy work. At this time of Percy's career he was at his very best and most successful. He had married in 1856 and one of the conditions of marriage contract was that
he had an income £2000 pounds a year. He was achieving that amount with ease, buying a large house near Great Missenden, hired servants and maids. Percy's oils were wonderful Victorian works of art , with strong colours , details and light. Painting in Wales ,Scotland and the Lake District , his works caught the imagination of the wealthy buyer , in the same way that nowadays people flock to buy the works of Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin . One difference between the two era's was that Percy had the ability to paint.
I have bought and sold many SR Percy's and this one is one of the best.
Provenance: Sothebys , Fine Art of Oakham, Private Collection