Two (2) Charles Leslie (British, 1835-1890) oil on canvas English landscape paintings. 1st item: Landscape with figures sitting on a grassy bank beside a calm body of water, with mountains in the background. Unsigned but inscribed "Painted by Leslie in 1859" en verso on lower right of stretcher. 2nd item: Landscape with cows wading in a shallow body of water near a grassy bank, with boats and mountains in the background. Unsigned but inscribed "Painted by Leslie in 1859" en verso on lower right of stretcher. Artist name with biographical information on printed copy of an old label en verso. Both paintings housed in matching gilt wood frames. Sights – 11 1/2" H x 19 1/2" W. Frames – 18" H x 26" W. Third quarter of the 19th century. CONDITION: Stretcher creases to all sides, craquelure throughout, and scattered brush hairs trapped under paint. Some areas of uneven yellowing of varnish layer. 1st item: Small abrasion in top right corner, 3/8" L, exposing white underneath. Minute paint chip in top left quadrant, less than 1/8", above mountains. Minor frame abrasion along left and right edges, longest 1 1/2" L. Colorless matte accretion lower right corner, 3/4" x 1/2". 2nd item: Minute loss with exposed canvas (1/8" dia.) to lower right quadrant, near grassy bank. Scratch (5/8" L) in pink reflection, same quadrant. Frame transfer in lower left corner along edges, longest 1 1/4" L.
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