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Henry Harris (1852-1926) - Early 20th Century Oil, Idyllic English Landscape

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An idyllic landscape scene by the English artist Henry Harris. Delicately painted with precise detail and attention to light and tone. Harris was known to paint the countryside of Monmouthshire and Chepstow, and the rolling hills within this composition are certainly reminiscent of this area. Finely presented in a gilt frame with detailed moulding. Signed. On canvas on stretchers.


Overall the condition is very good. With some minor discolouration. Inspection under UV light shows no sign of restoration.


43.5 x 33cm (17.1" x 13")
Framed Size: 57 x 46.5cm (22.4" x 18.3")

Artist Biography

Henry Harris was a painter born in Cullompton, Devon. In 1862 his family moved to Bristol where Harris started his career as a sailor. There is a family story that at the age of 17 he piloted a steamboat around the coast of Wales. Before he became a professional easel artist, Henry Harris worked as a self-employed painter and interior decorator. He painted murals in houses on the Bristol Downs that were being built and then in 1875, he took up painting as a full-time occupation. He worked both in oil and watercolour and specialised in landscape and river scenes, very often including cattle. His pictures mostly depict local Bristol views and from Frome to the river Severn. He also executed a number of paintings in the Monmouthshire area and views of Chepstow and Tintern Abbey. He rarely exhibited work as he sold the majority of it directly to business people, often for wedding presents.

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Code kn774
Artist Henry Harris (1852-1926)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 43.5 x 33cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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