Set of three (3) George Clare (United Kingdom, 1835-1900) oil on canvas still life paintings, including two (2) depicting bird's nests with eggs and flowers and one (1) depicting raspberries, plums and green foliage. Each signed lower right "George Clare" with fruit still life dated "'79". All housed in contemporary gilt carved wood frames. Sights – 5 1/2" H x 8 1/2" W. Frames range in size from 9 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W to 10" H x 12 1/2" W. 4th quarter 19th century. Biography (Adapted from Invaluable and AskArt): Born inBarnet, Hertfordshire, England in 1835, George Clare painted still lifes of fruits and flowers, using a technique that some have come to associate with that of William Henry Hunt, another 19th century English still life painter. His sons, Oliver and Vincent Clare, became painters of similar subject matter and utilized a similarpainting technique. George Clare spent most of his life in Barnet, Hertfordshire, and some amount of time in Birmingham during the 1860s before ultimately returning. Institutions where his work was exhibited include the Royal Academy,the Royal Society of British Artists, andthe British Institution. Provenance: Living Estate of Frances Fulton, Knoxville, TN. CONDITION: All paintings overall very good condition. Painting with pink flowers has tiny area of paint loss to lower left corner at frame edge and some possible cleaning to part of signature. 2 paintings relined.
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