George Clare (United Kingdom, 1835-1900) oil on canvas still life painting depicting a birds nest with eggs and flowers. Signed lower right. Labels from previous gallery and shipper en verso. Housed in gilt wood frame. Sight – 16 1/2" H x 11 1/2" W. Frame – 16 1/2" H x 21 1/2" W. Mid to late 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: Overall good condition. Scattered inpainting, mainly around top margin. Largest area 3" L x 1 1/2" W in upper right quadrant next to white flowers. Stretcher crease to top edge.
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