Fanny Harriet Easterfield (1858-1932)
`The River Trent at Kelham, Newark`
A very nice impressionist oil by listed artist Fanny Harriet Easterfield (1858-1932) depicting the River Trent at Kelham just outside Newark- on -Trent in Nottinghamshire, a scene which many people will find familiar today ( bridge still needs widening!). Kelham Hall, which can be seen in the background, is now the local Goverment offices, although it has been through various incarnations - when I visited in the 1960`s it was a monastery, but I decided to take a different path! Inscriptions on the stretcher tell us that the painting was done on an August afternoon in 1893. Framers notes also impart that it was framed a year later in June 1894 and specify the artists name. Fanny Easterfield was a Newark artist and I purchased the painting locally- cleaning has revealed the typical FHE monogramme lower right and the date 1893, also bears initials verso. Frame is I imagine the original and is of oak with foliate decoration, in good condition. A good size at 25 x 19 inches which will look nice in most locations. A rare chance to acquire an oil by a Newark artist in very good order, depicting a local scene.
Fanny Harriet Easterfield (1858-1932) was a landscape , interior and flower painter who lived in Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. The 1881 census reveals that she was a `daily governess`, but by the next census in 1901 her occupation was listed as `Artist/Sculptor`. She exhibited 10 times at Nottingham castle Museum (Nottingham Society of Artists) between 1882 and 1913.
|Medium||oil on canvas||Condition||excellent- recently cleaned and revarnished|
|Image size||24 x12 inches||Provenance||signed and dated lower right- inscriptions verso|
|Overall size||25 x19 inches|
|Age||1893||Price||SOLD MAY 2014|