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Marcus Holly Ford (1914-1989) - Oil, A Gleam of Sunlight, Cowdray Park

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A fine oil painting by English artist Marcus Holley Ford. The scene depicts a gloomy landscape scene at Cowdray Park with a figure in a red jumper in the distance. The artist has a clear proficiency in the medium, with a command of depth and detail. There is a Frost & Reed label to the reverse. Well-presented in a distressed gilt effect frame. Signed. On canvas on stretchers.


Overall in good condition, with very small areas of paint loss and craquelure. Inspection under UV light shows no signs of restoration. Minor scuffs to the frame.


23.7 x 34.5cm (9.3" x 13.6")
Framed Size: 37 x 48.1cm (14.6" x 18.9")

Artist Biography

Marcus Holly Ford (1914-1989) was a landscape painter born in Hornchurch, Essex, the son of a violin teacher. He studied art privately and exhibited mainly at provincial galleries, holding several solo exhibitions including three at Frost & Reed, London. He was the President of the Upminster Art Society, President of the Essex Art Club and was a member of the Wapping Group. He later moved to Aldebrough and painted coastal scenes around Suffolk and Norfolk.

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Code kr720
Artist Marcus Holly Ford (1914-1989)
Date Mid 20th Century
Dimensions 23.7 x 34.5cm
Framed Yes
Medium Oil
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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