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Alan Witney
Alan Witney, Kentish Weald From The North Downs, Oil Painting

c. 1965

About the Item

This picturesque 20th-century oil painting by British artist Alan Witney (1914-1996) depicts a view from the North Downs in Kent. Witney’s early years were spent in India where his father worked as a Christian missionary. One can imagine that the rich intense sunsets made quite an impression on him. In 1924, he moved to London with his mother and siblings and by the age of 25, he was employed as an art master in Bournemouth on the south coast. Here, in a work completed in the 1960s, he’s captured a charming view from the North Downs in Kent. At this point in his career, he was probably living in Kent with his wife Margaret. The pair were married in Sevenoaks. He was a skilful painter, making this complex little piece appear effortless. Note the variation of tones and clever composition with its framing trees to guide the eyes. Signed in the lower right and framed. Labels & Inscriptions: Label with title on reverse. Provenance: Private collection, England. Established in 2017, Brave Fine Art is a premier English art dealership based in Cheltenham with clients including national galleries and country estates. Our team includes a conservator, logistics specialist and art historian. Over 1,000 paintings have been transported to the US and Canada safely with hundreds of glowing reviews. We set our prices fairly from the start as we prefer to sell quickly and continually evolve the collection. Around 40 new discoveries are added every month. If you have any questions at all, we’d love to hear from you.
  • Creator:
    Alan Witney (1914 - 1996, British, English)
  • Creation Year:
    c. 1965
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 18 in (45.72 cm)Width: 22 in (55.88 cm)
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
  • Condition:
    Artwork presents well. Frame with some light wear.
  • Gallery Location:
    Cheltenham, GB
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU2328213865702
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