Attr. William Shayer, Sr. (English, 1788-1879) oil on canvas painting depicting a pastoral landscape with a woman standing towards the viewer with a baby in her arms and a white horse at her side, while a man, picnic basket, and a dog sit beside her under a tree, foreground, fields and mountain ranges, middle and background. Signed and dated "W. Shayer 1850" lower left. Plaque lower center with artist name and dates. Housed in a later giltwood molded frame. Sight – 12 1/2" H x 16 1/2" W. Framed – 19" H x 23" W. Mid 19th century. Biography: William Shayer, Sr. is known for his Hampshire landscapes and animal painting. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between and 1820 and 1843, and at the British Institution. He was a prolific artist whose style is sometimes compared to that of George Morland. Four of his sons are known to have worked as artists, including William Joseph Shayer (1811-1892). Provenance: the estate of Dr. Howard T. DeHaven, Columbia, TN. CONDITION: Wax lined. UV light reveals infill or overpaint to baby's face and woman's shawl above it, and in the tree branches just above her head. Some additional restoration to upper tree branches and sky area including a possible repaired tear.
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