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Samuel Willliam Oscroft (1834-1924) - 1891 Watercolour, Moorland, Bettwys Y Coed

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A very fine late 19th century watercolour by the artist Samuel William Oscroft (1834-1924). Here he has captured an atmospheric moorland landscape deep in the Welsh mountains. With fine brushwork and cheerful details such as the two ducks taking flight to the centre of the painting. With body colour. Well presented in a gilt frame and gilt mount. Signed and dated. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and minor foxing. Minor marks to the frame at the lower edge behind the glazing. With a small amount of paint loss to the mount.


33 x 46cm (13" x 18.1")
Framed Size: 53.5 x 68cm (21.1" x 26.8")

Artist Biography

Samuel William Oscroft was born in 1834 in Nottingham. He became a student at the School of Design in Nottingham, where his talent was spotted at an early age. He designed a lace curtain which was placed on show at The Great Exhibtion of 1851, at that time he was only 15 years of age. Oscroft went onto design for William Cope until he was 20, and then moved to the firm of Heyman and Alexander, where he served as head designer for 30 years. In his spare time he developed his skills as watercolour landscape artist, and in 1901 he gifted a collection of his works showing scenes of Nottingham to the Art Gallery. He died on January 30th 1924 aged 90.


Betws-y-Coed, Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, Wales, United Kingdom, LL24

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Code km817
Artist Samuel Willliam Oscroft (1834-1924)
Date 1891
Dimensions 33 x 46cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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