Tattersall's Arcade, Queen St & 32 Corunna St, Albion

Oil on Canvas Landscape by Joseph Bridgham Circa 1883
Oil on Canvas Landscape by Joseph Bridgham Circa 1883
Oil on Canvas Landscape by Joseph Bridgham Circa 1883
Oil on Canvas Landscape by Joseph Bridgham Circa 1883
Oil on Canvas Landscape by Joseph Bridgham Circa 1883

Oil on Canvas Landscape by Joseph Bridgham Circa 1883

$1,250 AUD

Tax included.

This 19th Century oil on canvas is signed for the famed botanical artist Joseph Bridgham. The picture depicts a tree on the edge of a field and is signed 'JB' to the front and 'J Bridgham 83' to the rear, leading us to believe the piece was painted in 1883. Joseph Bridgham (1845-1915) is listed as an artist, an architect and a merchant at different points of his life but perhaps is most notable for his scientific and natural history renderings for which he became world renown. He was labelled as being able to look through a microscope with his left eye and reder pictures with paint from his right eye. The rear of the picture also retains a darkened paper label for 'Chas. G. Calder' who was located in Providence, Rhode Island, and was an art dealer and art supplier in the second half of the 19th Century. The paper label reinforces the likelihood that the picture is an original by Bridgham given he was a resident of Providence and died there in 1915. The oil on canvas is in its original state, with us having not had it cleaned or restored to date. The picture retains what is likely its original gilt frame which has some small losses, but is nonetheless a charming part of this delightful landscape.

Dimensions - 54.5cm H x 66cm W

 

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