BUYERS COMMENT - Painting arrived in mint condition. It’s a lovely painting and I will treasure it. Thanks for ensuring it travelled safely.
Thomas Carr (exh.1907-1909)
`The Delivery Cart`
An impressionist oil by Thomas Carr depicting a row of rural cottages. A man can be seen making a delivery to one of the households. I am conducting a bit of research on this painting - It has been catalogued in the past as ` Cottages in Cumbria` as Carr was from the area. However by the time he painted this work he was living in Bushey, Hertfordshire, and I imagine this is much more likely to be a painting of this locality, given the lush foliage and picket fence - I think in Cumbria the fence would have been much more likely to be a stone wall! Additionally the cottages appear to be brick built. A fine example of early 20th century English impressionism in the tradition of the Camden Town and London groups. The painting is in excellent condition, having been relined at some time, and has been cleaned and revarnished. Housed in a period gilt ornate frame.
Thomas Carr (exh. 1907-1909) was a Carlisle, Cumbria artist. He moved to Bushey, Hertfordshire in 1908. He appears to only have exhibited between 1907-1909, but exhibited twice at the Royal Academy and 4 times at the Royal Scottish Academy. Also the Royal Cambrian Academy and in the provinces. He may have been a casualty of WW1 as were many of his contemporaries.
|Medium||oil on canvas||Condition||Very Good- relined and cleaned|
|Image size||17 x 11 inches||Provenance||signed lower left and dated|
|Overall size||23 x 17 inches|
|Age||1907||Price||SOLD MARCH 2015|