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ANTIQUE NUMBER SA843900: Landscape Oil Painting Of A Yorkshire River By William Mellor

Landscape Oil Painting Of A Yorkshire River By William Mellor

£4,500    $5,859    €5,346
William Mellor
 
British, (1851-1931)
 
On the Wharfe, Bolton Woods
 
Oil on canvas, signed & further inscribed verso
 
Image size: 15.5 inches x 23.5 inches
 
Size including frame: 22.5 inches x 30.5 inches
 
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A picturesque landscape painting of the river Wharfe near Bolton Woods by William Mellor. To the left, cattle are shown watering by the river under the shade of the trees. On the opposite bank, a flock of sheep can be seen grazing in the distance.
 
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William Mellor was a landscape painter who was born in Barnsley, Yorkshire in 1851, the son of Joseph Mellor, an artist and Mary Mellor. Initially, he was employed as a loom turner in the weaving industry before becoming a professional artist. He would have received tuition from his father who clearly influenced his style and subject matter.
 
In 1876, he married Mary Elizabeth Watson and by 1881 had established himself as a successful landscape painter. Two of his sons Everett Watson Mellor (1878-1965) and Leonard Mellor (b.1891) also became artists. The family lived in Barwick Street, Scarborough before moving to Sefton Street, North Meols. However, by 1911, they had moved to Dragon Road, Harrogate where Mellor later died in 1931.
 
Mellor worked around his home county capturing views of Ilkley, Scarborough and Harrogate. He also travelled frequently to North Wales and the West Country and his paintings were often of river views, as in this fine example. Mellor's meticulously drawn landscapes are very distinctive, usually depicting scenes in summer and early autumn.
 
Many of his paintings can be found in public collections including the Harris Museum, Laing Art Gallery, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery, Towneley Hall Art Gallery and The Whitaker.
 
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Presentation: The work is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
 
Condition: As with all of our original antique oil paintings, this work is offered in ready to hang gallery condition, having just been profession...
Antique #SA843900, showcased on this page, originates from 1890. For historical context, the timeline below highlights the period when it was made:
1890
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