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LARGE ENGLISH OIL PAINTING HUNTING HOUNDS ON THE SCENT IN LANDSCAPE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"On the Scent" English School, late 20th century oil painting on canvas, unframed painting: 30 x 24 inches Wonderful depiction of these hunting hounds standing in an open landscape...
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Late 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

In the Lledr Valley - Large 19th Century Summer Landscape Oil Painting
By Robert Gallon
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘In the Lledr Valley’ by Robert Gallon (1845-1925). The painting, which depicts a mother and child outside a Welsh cottage on a summer’s day, is signed by the artist and hangs in a n...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

The Banks of Loch Lomond - Large Scottish Highlands Landscape Oil Painting
By Robert Watson
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘The Banks of Loch Lomond’ by Robert Watson (1855-1920). The painting, which depicts a herd of Highland cattle watering in the Highlands of Scotland, is signed by the artist and date...
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Early 1900s Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Cnich from the Glaslyn, North Wales - Large 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
By Sidney Richard Percy
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Cnicht from the Glaslyn’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). The painting – which depicts cattle watering on the River Glaslyn before Cnicht mountain in Snowdonia – is signed by ...
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1870s Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

The Scottish Highlands, Victorian Signed Oil Painting Very Large Loch Scene
By Clarence Roe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Summer in the Highlands Scottish School, late 19th century indistinctly signed to the lower left corner circle of Clarence Roe (British 1850-1909) oil painting on canvas laid over bo...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Antique Scottish Highland Landscape Oil Painting Sheep in River Valley
By Sidney Yates Johnson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Sidney Yates Johnson, British circa 1900. Title: The Close of the Day, fine late Victorian Scottish Highlands landscape at sunset, with sheep along a river valley p...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Reaping - Very Large 19th Century Royal Academy English Landscape Oil Painting
By James Thomas Linnell
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Reaping’ by James Thomas Linnell (1823-1905). This very large 19th century oil on canvas depicting a late summer harvest in Surrey is signed by the artist and dated 1870, in which y...
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1870s Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Morning in North Wales - V Large 19th Century Exhibition Landscape Oil Painting
By Edwin H. Boddington
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Morning in North Wales’ by Edwin Henry Boddington (1836-1905). This large fine 19th century oil painting is signed by the artist and dated 1867, in which year it was exhibited at th...
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1860s Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Dutch Winter Ice Skating Landscape Large Signed Oil Painting Swept Gilt Frame
By Willem Polderman
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Winter Landscape" by Willem Polderman (Dutch 1913-1983) signed lower right corner oil painting on canvas, framed painting: 20 x 24 inches framed: 25.5 x 29.5 inches provenance...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large English Tranquil Summer River Landscape Sunset Harvest Fields Signed Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Paul George Halle (British b. 1949), signed and dated 1987 Title: Evening Reflections Medium: oil painting, on canvas. Size: frame: 26.75 x 32.75 inches ...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Parting Day - Large 19th Century English Sunset Landscape Oil Painting
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
'The Parting Day’ by Henry H Parker (1858-1930). The painting – which depicts figures and cattle on a country lane at sunset – is signed by the artist and hangs in a good quality g...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

English School Early 19th Century Landscape with a traveller Large Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: English School Early 19th Century Title: Landscape with a traveller and pack-donkey on a path, a town in the distance Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed actual...
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Early 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

The Kindred Spirits, Fine Large Oil Painting
By (After) Asher Brown Durand
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Kindred Spirits after the earlier painting by Asher Brown Durand (American, 1796-1886) Oil painting on canvas, framed Framed size: 49 x 41.5 inches The Kindred Spirits (1849) wa...
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Late 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Victorian painting of children resting outdoors by J.O. Banks
Located in London, GB
Large Victorian painting of children resting outdoors by J.O. Banks English, late 19th Century Frame: Height 91cm, width 111cm, depth 10cm Canvas: Height 71cm, width 92cm, depth 3cm ...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique Large English Signed Oil Painting Autumn Woodland River Waterfall
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: English School, signed and dated 1909. The artists surname is illegible, though the first name is "Mabel". Title: The Autumn River View Medium: oil painting on c...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Scottish Coastal Seascape Fishing Village Fisherfolk on the Shore, Large Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Sheila Turner, British 20th century, signed and dated Title: The Fisherfolk, Scottish coastal village community Medium: signed oil painting on board, framed. fram...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

LARGE BRITISH MARINE SIGNED OIL PAINTING - NAVAL HISTORICAL BATTLE SCENE
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: James Hardy, British contemporary, signed Title: Naval Engagement Medium: oil painting on canvas laid on board, framed. Size: frame: 23.5 x 33.75 inches ...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Antique Scottish Highlands Oil Painting in Gilt Frame Pitlochry Perthshire
By Francis E. Jamieson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Pitlochry" by F. E. Jamieson (British 1895-1950) signed lower corner inscribed verso with title oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 16 x 24 inches frame: 26 x 34 inches Fine q...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large British Marine Oil Painting The Dreadnought Clipper Sailing in High Seas
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Robin Brooks, British b. 1943, signed Title:The Iron Clipper 'Dreadnought' in open waters Medium: oil on canvas, framed canvas: 20 x 30 inches Provenance: private...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Loch Lomond Large Antique Scottish Framed Highlands Oil Painting
By Francis E. Jamieson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Loch Lomond" by F. E. Jamieson (British 1895-1950) signed lower corner inscribed verso oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 16 x 24 inches frame: 20 x 28.5 inches Fine quality ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

ROY MERRINGTON - FINE ENGLISH LARGE OIL - FLOWERS IN GARDEN POTS
By Roy Merrington
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Garden Flowers" by Roy Merrington, British contemporary oil painting on canvas, unframed framed size: 18 x 24 inches Elegant still life painting of garden flowers in their pots. C...
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Late 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

SPANIELS CHASING THROUGH REED BEDS - LARGE OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"In Full Pursuit" English School, late 20th century oil painting on canvas, unframed painting: 24 x 20 inches Superb oil painting on canvas depicting this characterful spaniel hunt...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

A Breezy Day Off Dover Harbour - Large Oil Painting, seascape by Julius Hintz
Located in Poole, GB
Julius Hintz was born in Hamburg in 1805 where he studied under Siegfried Bendixon. In 1840 he moved to Paris, studying with Louis Isabey, exhibiting at the Paris Salon. On his visit...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Antique Scottish Highlands Signed Oil Painting - Summertime River Glen
By Sidney Yates Johnson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Sidney Yates Johnson, British circa 1900, signed Title: Summertime in the Scottish Highlands Medium: signed oil painting on canvas, framed. framed: 23.25 x 33.25 i...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Antique Large English Signed Oil Painting Autumn Woodland River Waterfall
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: English School, signed and dated 1909. The artists surname is illegible, though the first name is "Mabel". Title: The Autumn River View Medium: oil painting on c...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Very Large Antique Scottish Highlands Extensive Loch Scene Oil Painting
By Francis E. Jamieson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Highland Waters" by F. E. Jamieson (British 1895-1950) signed lower corner inscribed verso oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 20 x 30 inches frame: 25 x 35.5 inches Fine ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Antique Scottish Oil Painting Stag in Highland Loch Scene at Sunset Large Work
By Clarence Roe
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Highland Stag by Clarence Roe (British 1850-1909) signed lower corner oil painting on canvas, framed framed measurements: 20 x 28 inches condition: very good and presentable prov...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Prudence Turner (b.1930) Large Signed Oil- Scottish Highlands Loch & Mountains
By Prudence Turner
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: Prudence Turner, British b. 1930, signed. Title: Perthshire Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed. Size: painting: 20 x 24 inches, frame: 25.25 x 29.25 inches ...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large Signed Original Oil - Scottish Highlands Stag Deer Loch & Mountains
By Prudence Turner
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Highland Stag by Prudence Turner, British b. 1930, signed. oil painting on canvas, framed. framed: 29 x 38 inches Provenance: private collection, The Cotswolds, England. Con...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Very Large Antique Scottish Highlands Oil Painting The Loch Keepers Cottage
By Francis E. Jamieson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"The Loch Keepers Cottage" by F. E. Jamieson (British 1895-1950) signed lower corner inscribed verso oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 20 x 30 inches frame: 25 x 35.5 inches ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

17th Galleons Marine Naval Engagement Sea Battle Scene, Large Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: British School, 20th century Title: 17th century galleons enaged in a sea battle Medium: oil painting on canvas, framed Size: framed: 27.25 x 37.75 inches canva...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Mid 20th Century French Signed Oil Cote d' Azur coastal town - Antibes?
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: French School, 20th century, signed Title: Cote d'Azur, France, possibly Antibes? Medium: oil painting on board, framed framed: 25 x 29.5 inches board: 19.5 x 24 i...
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18th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

LARGE BRITISH HISTORICAL MARITIME OIL PAINTING - 17TH CENTURY SHIPS AT SEA
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: H. C. Arrowsmith, British, signed and dated 1948. Title: Historical 17th century ships at sea. Medium: oil painting on board, framed Size: frame: 20 x 32...
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Mid-20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

ROY MERRINGTON - LARGE ENGLISH PAINTING - HEAD PORTRAIT OF JERSEY COW
By Roy Merrington
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Cow Portrait" by Roy Merrington (British, contemporary) Signed and titled by the artist Oil painting on canvas, unframed painting size: 28 x 28 inches Lovely portrait of this Je...
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Late 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

ROBERT CLEMINSON (1864-1903) LARGE SIGNED OIL - HIGHLAND SETTER DOGS LANDSCAPE
By Robert Cleminson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Highland Companions" by Robert Cleminson (British 1864-1903) signed oil painting on canvas, UNframed painting: 16 x 24 inches Lovely British sporting art oil painting on canvas, b...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

ROBERT CLEMINSON (1864-1903) LARGE SIGNED OIL - HIGHLAND SETTER DOGS LANDSCAPE
By Robert Cleminson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Waiting for the Master" by Robert Cleminson (British 1864-1903) signed oil painting on canvas, unframed painting: 16 x 24 inches Lovely British sporting art oil painting on canvas...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Animal Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

ROBERT CLEMINSON (1864-1903) LARGE SIGNED OIL - HIGHLAND PONY & DOGS LANDSCAPE
By Robert Cleminson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
"Highland Companions" by Robert Cleminson (British 1864-1903) signed oil painting on canvas, framed painting: 16 x 24 inches framed: 20 x 29 inches Lovely British sporting art oil ...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Animal Paintings

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Oil, Canvas

Pair Victorian Large Oil Paintings Country Woodland Scenes Cottages & Figures
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Woodland Landscape pair of 19th century oil paintings, framed Circle of Robert Woodley Brown (act.1840-1860) British each painting: Oil on Canvas laid down, 17" x 25" (43 x 63.5c...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

The Ford - Large 19th Century Oil Painting - John Linnell - Victorian Landscape
By John Linnell (b.1792)
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
A very fine and very large mid-19th century landscape oil on canvas of cattle being herded across a river at sunset by the world famous British painter John Linnell (1792-1882). Enti...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Victorian Oil Painting on Canvas Tranquil River Landscape Wye at Monmouth
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The River Wye at Monmouth Thomas Spinks (active, 1872-1907) signed and dated 1874 oil painting on canvas canvas: 20 x 30 inches Beautiful Victorian oil painting by the well listed ...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Large 19th Century Pastoral Landscape Cattle Grazing River Landscape - Oil
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Tranquil Pastures by Willem Vester (Dutch 1824-1895), signed lower left oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 44 x 71cm (17¼ x 27¾ in.) condition report: sound and presentable A fi...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

The Turf Cutters - Large Victorian Oil Painting on Canvas
By Alfred William Darby
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Turf Cutters by Alfred William Darby (British 1844-1916) signed and dated 1883, lower right oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 16 x 24 inches framed: 23 x 31 inches Very fi...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Tranquil Norfolk River Landscape & Anglo Saxon Church,English Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Lammas Church by A. J. Canham, British 20th century oil painting on canvas, framed signed & titled canvas: 24 x 36 inches framed: 29.5 x 41.5 inches Beautiful English oil painting d...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

News From Afar - Large Victorian Oil on Canvas by John Scott
Located in Poole, GB
John Scott, R.B.A., R.I., R.O.I 1849-1919 was a London genre literary and historical painter, and prolific exhibitor in London and other major cities. This charming work could well b...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Canvas, Oil

Horse and Cart, Large Impressionist Landscape English Countryside, Signed Oil
By Don Vaughan
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Logging Team By Don Vaughan, British artist, 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, framed Signed by the artist on the lower right hand corner Frame size: 21 x 29 inches Fine larg...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Edwardian Oil Painting on Panel Tranquil River Landscape Welsh River
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The River Lledr Thomas Spinks (1847-1927) signed and dated 1910 oil painting on wood panel painting: 16 x 24 inches Beautiful Victorian oil painting by the well listed and regarded ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Crossing the Stour - Large 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
By Edmund Wimperis
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
'Crossing the Stour' by Edmund Morison Wimperis RI RBA (1835-1900). A large 19th century oil on canvas of a horse and cart and cattle watering on the River Stour in Suffolk. The pain...
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1890s Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

King's Wood, Kent - Large 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
By Daniel Sherrin
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘King’s Wood, Kent’ by Daniel Sherrin (1868-1940). A large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas depicting figures on a country lane at sunset near woodland in the English coun...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

On the South Downs - Large 19th Century English Landscape Oil Painting
By Edmund Wimperis
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
'On the South Downs' by Edmund Morison Wimperis (1835-1900). A very large fine 19th century landscape oil on canvas by the eminent Victorian landscape painter Edmund Morison Wimperi...
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Late 19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Summer in the Surrey Hills - Very Large 19th Century Landscape Oil Painting
By John Clayton Adams
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
A very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a shepherd and his flock of sheep return from pasture by the eminent Victorian artist John Clayton Adams (1840-1906). ‘Summer i...
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Mid-19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Antique Large Sunset Landscape of Scotland, Original Frame,Signed
By Francis E. Jamieson
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Antique Large Sunset Landscape of Scotland, Original Frame, Signed by F. E. Jamieson (British 1895-1950) signed, lower right hand corner, oil painting on canvas, framed canvas: 16 x ...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

The Ferry Inn, Large Traditional English Oil, Signed
By John Sinclair-Black
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Ferry Inn By British artist, John Sinclair-Black, 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, framed Signed on the lower left hand corner framed size: 25 x 35 inches Idyllic detailed s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

The Tranquil River, Large English Oil Painting, Signed
By Don Vaughan
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
The Tranquil River By Don Vaughan, British artist, 20th Century Oil painting on canvas, framed Signed by the artist on the lower right hand corner Frame size: 26 x 37 inches Fine la...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Man o War Portsmouth Harbour Large Historical Marine Oil Painting
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Man o War Portsmouth Harbour by Salvatore Colacicco (Italian b.1935) signed lower left, titled verso oil painting on panel, framed panel: 16 x 24 inches framed: 23 x 31 inches Fine ...
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20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Reaping - Very Large 19th Century Oil Painting - Royal Academy 1870 - Linnell
By James Thomas Linnell
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
This is a huge fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting rural workers during a late summer afternoon ‘Reaping’ the harvest in an extensive English landscape of Surrey by the eminent...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large English Oil, Bluebell Fields by a River Cottage in Exmoor
By Donald Ayres
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Large English Oil, Bluebell Fields by a River Cottage in Exmoor Donald Ayres, British 21st century Oil painting on board, framed Signed on the lower right hand corner of the painting...
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21st Century and Contemporary Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Large Antique Scottish Highlands Oil Painting Sunset over Rapid River, signed
Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Artist/ School: British School, signed lower corner, early 20th century Title: Sunset in the Scottish Highlands Medium: signed oil painting on canvas, framed. framed: 25.25 x 35.2...
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Early 20th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Betws-y-Coed, North Wales - Large 19th Century Oil Painting Sidney Richard Percy
By Sidney Richard Percy
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
This is a very fine large 19th century oil on canvas depicting cattle watering at the riverside in an extensive mountainous summer landscape ‘Near Betwys-y-Coed, North Wales’ by the ...
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19th Century Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Snowdon, North Wales - Very Large 19th Century Oil Painting - Mount Snowdon
By Joseph Horlor
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
This is a very large fine 19th century oil on canvas depicting a figure herding cows across a stone bridge before the mountain of ‘Snowdon, North Wales’ by the renowned Victorian lan...
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1870s Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Llanberis Pass, North Wales - Large 19th Century Exhibition Oil Painting 1879
By Sidney Richard Percy
Located in Gerrards Cross, GB
‘Llanberis Pass, North Wales’ by Sidney Richard Percy (1822-1886). Signed by the artist and dated 1879, this large fine 19th century oil painting was exhibited at the Royal Society o...
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1870s Victorian Landscape Paintings

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Oil

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Large Victorian Oil Landscapes For Sale on 1stDibs

An assortment of large victorian oil landscapes is available on 1stDibs. Browse a selection of versions of these works for sale today — there are examples available. These items have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century. You can search the large victorian oil landscapes that we have for sale on 1stDibs by color — popular works were created in bold and neutral palettes with elements of brown, gray, black and beige. There have been many well-done artworks of this subject over the years, but those made by Sidney Richard Percy, Clarence Roe, Alfred de Breanski Sr., Edmund Wimperis and Francis E. Jamieson are often thought to be among the most beautiful. The range of these distinct pieces — often created in oil paint, paint and canvas — can elevate any room of your home.

How Much are Large Victorian Oil Landscapes?

Large victorian oil landscapes can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $4,105, while the lowest priced sells for $530 and the highest can go for as much as $49,982.

Finding the Right Landscape Paintings for You

It could be argued that cave walls were the canvases for the world’s first landscape paintings, which depict and elevate natural scenery through art, but there is a richer history to consider.

The Netherlands was home to landscapes as a major theme in painting as early as the 1500s, and ink-on-silk paintings in China featured mountains and large bodies of water as far back as the third century. Greeks created vast wall paintings that depicted landscapes and grandiose garden scenes, while in the late 15th century and early 16th century, landscapes were increasingly the subject of watercolor works by the likes of Leonardo da Vinci and Fra Bartolomeo.

The popularity of religious paintings eventually declined altogether, and by the early 19th century, painters of classical landscapes took to painting out-of-doors (plein-air painting). Paintings of natural scenery were increasingly realistic but romanticized too. Into the 20th century, landscapes remained a major theme for many artists, and while the term “landscape painting” may call to mind images of lush, grassy fields and open seascapes, the genre is characterized by more variety, colors and diverse styles than you may think. Painters working in the photorealist style of landscape painting, for example, seek to create works so lifelike that you may confuse their paint for camera pixels. But if you’re shopping for art to outfit an important room, the work needs to be something with a bit of gravitas (and the right frame is important, too).

Adding a landscape painting to your home can introduce peace and serenity within the confines of your own space. (Some may think of it as an aspirational window of sorts rather than a canvas.) Abstract landscape paintings by the likes of Korean painter Seungyoon Choi or Georgia-based artist Katherine Sandoz, on the other hand, bring pops of color and movement into a room. These landscapes refuse to serve as a background. Elsewhere, Adam Straus’s technology-inspired paintings highlight how our extreme involvement with our devices has removed us from the glory of the world around us. Influenced by modern life and steeped in social commentary, Straus’s landscape paintings make us see our surroundings anew.

Whether you’re seeking works by the world’s most notable names or those authored by underground legends, find a vast collection of landscape paintings on 1stDibs.