“Watching the Calves”
This endearing oil on canvas painting is by Edward Holmes, who was a Victorian genre and landscape painter. It depicts a young farm girl watching over 2 calves. A lovely painting with some good detailing, especially in the faces of both girl and calves. Also a very good portrayal of the sunlight and shadow.
Some other examples of his work are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Set in an ornate gilt wooden frame.
Signature: Lower left.
Provenance: Antiques Paintings and Objects of Art 2015 (see photos)
Condition: Painting and frame are both in good condition. There are a few spots of overpainting visible under UV light.
Measurements: Painting measures 61 x 46cm and the overall frame 75 x 60cm.