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    GEORGE HEMING MASON (British, 1818-1872)
    Landscape (study)
    Oil on board backed by masonite
    5-1/4 x 13 inches (13.3 x 33.0 cm)

    THE JEAN AND GRAHAM DEVOE WILLIFORD CHARITABLE TRUST

    PROVENANCE:
    The Fine Art Society, Ltd., London, September 1981 (label verso).

    George Heming Mason, the author of this poetic English landscape, was born in Witley, Staffordshire. Although trained to be a doctor, he changed course following a tour of France, Germany, Switzerland and Italy in 1844. Settling in Rome for several years, he took up painting earnestly as a profession, and upon his return to England became a regular exhibitor at the Royal Academy (1857-72). Mason painted both Italian views, primarily of the Campagna, and English scenes-the latter subtly romantic in feeling. As the present study of a heath perfectly illustrates, Mason delighted in achieving effects of mist, sunset and moonlight. The influence of his quiet paintings on other romantic landscapists of the period was considerable. He died of heart disease when he was only 54.


    Condition Report*: Modest surface soil commensurate with age. Under UV examination painting is pristine. Framed Dimensions 13.75 X 21.5 Inches
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    May, 2013
    11th Saturday
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