William Somerville Shanks (United Kingdom, 1864-1951) oil on canvas impressionistic landscape painting titled "Flowers and Fruit" depicting a group of women in 19th century dress, a cherub with baskets of fruit and flowers and a guitar, all in a pastoral setting. Signed "W.S.Shanks." lower right. Glasgow Art Club paper label with artist's name, title, and address "101 S. Vincent Street, Glasgow" and paper retail label reading "Oil painting by Somerville Shanks 42.10 (pounds)", en verso. Housed in a giltwood frame with carved acanthus leaves. Sight – 9 1/2" H x 13 1/2" W. Framed – 18 3/8" H x 22 1/2" W. Late 19th century. CONDITION: Very good overall with slight scratching in upper left and bullseye crack lower left. No alterations evident with black light.
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