Fabulously antique, “Harvest Landscape” by late 18th century painter William Williams depicts a quaint pastoral scene under a blue sky with puffed white clouds. Small figures can be seen carrying bundles of wheat. Muted colors and classical execution evokes charming tranquility. The antique frame is carved with a golden finish, and includes a brass light. Signed in corner. Alchester, Warwickshire noted on reverse.
About the Artist:
Taken from the insurance appraisal (on file): William Williams was an English subject, landscape, and portrait artist who practiced in London and Norwich in the latter half of the 18th Century. The Society of Arts awarded him a premium in 1758 and he exhibited occasionally at the Royal Academy between 1770 and 1792. His “Marriage” and “Gallantry” were engraved by Jukes, and several of his Shakespearian subjects by Valentine Green.
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