WILLIAM CROSBY
“The Fruit Seller”

A fine oil on canvas painting by William Crosby (1830-1910) entitled “The Fruit Seller” depicting a woman selling fruit from a basket.

Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.

Frame:  Presented in a later swept giltwood frame.

Signature:  Lower right and dated 1862.

Provenance:  Colin’s Antiques, Bedford (label verso).  The price tag at this gallery was £4,250.

Condition:  Painting and frame are both in good condition. Fine craquelure throughout and the canvas has been lined.

Measurements:  Painting measures 44 x 35cm and the overall frame 59x 50cm.

Biography:  William Crosby (1830-1910) was one of the leading artists in Sunderland and worked mostly in the north east of England.  The son of a local inn keeper he was a painter of genre, landscapes and coastal scenes.  He has paintings in museums.

£2,700

WILLIAM CROSBY
“The Fruit Seller”

£2,700