'' A Grey Day ''
Oil on panel
24.5 x 20.5 in (62 x 52 cm) framed approx
Provenance: Exhibited at Royal Society of Oil Painters
Fine late 19th century oil on panel landscape by the Devon artist Benjamin Haughton. Excellent quality and condition landscape depicting a country pond on a grey day. Signed lower right and titled on presentation plaque. Royal Society of Oil Painters exhibition label verso. Presented in its original frame.
Benjamin Haughton was a prolific landscape painter born in Dawlish, Devon who studied under Sir Hubert von Herkomer. His many paintings of trees have beautiful calmness to them and the unpeopled landscapes have a dreamlike quality. He painted in East Devon, in Cornwall and especially around the village of East Down in North Devon near Barnstaple and Ilfracombe.
There are 378 paintings by Haughton in UK museums and Institutions, which may explain why his work rarely comes to market.
Ready to hang.
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