Charles Kittredge British Artist, XIXth century
'English Country Scenes'
Oil on Wooden Panel,
15.5 x 11 in.
These lush, luxuriant landscapes are reminiscent of the Regency style, with their highly classical and academic rendition of elegant figures in a tranquil setting. The minute depiction of the leafy trees and cloud dappled sky recall the work of Barbizon School painters in France, and the bright sunlight underlies the warm, atmospheric quality of the compositions.
The thatched roof of the cottage and the gentle river along which row boats slowly glide create a convivial setting for a lazy afternoon in the English countryside.