'A Call to Arms' Fine Pre Raphaelite Painting Oil on Canvas

Medium Oil on canvas

Frame measures 127 x 149 cm / 50 x 58 1/2 in

Pre Raphaelite, 19th c.

Set in heavy commensurate gilt frame

Some craquelure to the surface. Relined. Very little flaked paint loss to area of surface. High quality recently gilded frame. Ready to hang

We are very pleased to offer a grand unattributed Pre Raphaelite oil painting dating from the mid nineteenth century

Titled 'A Call to Arms' it is a moving painting showing a country man preparing to undertake military duty during the English Civil War

He is being dressed for battle by his children; with his son pulling tight the leather straps of his breastplate and his daughter sewing the lining to his helmet. He stands within his dwelling, his head is painted in profile, as he looks into the distance. The expression on his face is resolute but aware of the danger to come. The subject of the painting is in contrast to the rural idyll seen from the door.

The painting dates from the mid nineteenth century. It is unsigned and without an attribution to an artist. It is very finely painted with great character, sharp contrasts in colour and fine detail.

Set in superb carved richly gilded frame.

An impressive statement piece or fine work of art for the grand residence.

Previously hung in St Peter's Manor, Droitwich Spa.

ITEM ID
12281
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Caversham House Antiques

'A Call to Arms' Fine Pre Raphaelite Painting Oil on Canvas

£12,000 GBP
~ $14,757



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