This is a large fine oil 19th century oil on canvas depicting a young woman of Ancient Rome in a sheer subucula tunic selling ‘Oranges’ by the Victorian neoclassical painter Arthur Hill RBA (1820-1920). The painting is signed and dated by the artist, and hangs in a newly commissioned bespoke fine quality gilt metal leaf frame.
Every work of art sold by Academy Fine Paintings is offered in the finest condition it can be for its age, having just been professionally cleaned and re-varnished by one of the UK's most experienced fine art conservators. Clients should also note that all packaging and tracked and signed-for priority international shipping is complimentary.
Arthur Hill was a renowned painter of ancient Greek, Egyptian, and Roman scenes typically depicting poor yet always alluring young women. Like John William Godward, Ernest Normand, and Thomas Ralph Spence, Hill was greatly influenced by the great Olympian masters of British neoclassical painting Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, but unlike them he chose to portray young working women rather than the idle rich.
Arthur Hill exhibited 26 paintings at the Royal Academy and 28 at the Suffolk Street Gallery of the Royal Society of British Artists of which organisation he was a member.
Dimensions: (framed) 109cm x 79cm (42¾” x 31”)
Dimensions: (canvas only) 91cm x 61cm (35¾” x 24”)
Medium: Oil on canvas.
Provenance: Private US collection.
Presentation: Fine neoclassical gilt metal leaf frame. All of the new frames we commission are especially made for us to order by one of the UK’s top period frame makers.
Condition: Excellent. Newly professionally cleaned and re-varnished. Ready to hang.
Conservation: Where necessary the paintings we sell are cleaned and restored by Fine Art Restoration (est.1974) or Simon Gillespie Studio, as seen on BBC Television's 'Fake or Fortune' and 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces'.
Academy Fine Paintings is an international fine art dealership based in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, England. We specialise in 19th century British and European oil paintings and are full members of both LAPADA (the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers) and CINOA (the International Confederation of Art & Antique Dealer Associations.). My name is Gavin Claxton and in addition to being an art dealer I also work as a fine art expert on BBC television.
Storage & Packaging
Once cleaned and restored our paintings are kept in professionally monitored, high security, climate-controlled storage. All of our paintings are fully insured. Packaging and shipping are handled by the UK’s leading fine art transporter. We ship internationally with FedEx International Priority.
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