Contact 1stdibs
Old Cottage, Holywell St Ives, Oil on Canvas For Sale
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Old Cottage, Holywell St Ives, Oil on Canvas

About

A really lovely painting by one of the country’s greatest Botanical artists Henry George Moon. The crumbly old white washed cottage walls with the dappled sun drawing the viewers’ attention to the door, sloping roof and upper window. The shadow cast over the furthest window from the towering tree is beautifully captured. Nicely framed, signed and dated to 1903. Henry George Moon (1857-1905) was a well-regarded English landscape, botanical painter and art critic, noted for his orchid paintings illustrating Reichenbachia, a monthly publication named in honour of Heinrich Gustav Reichenbach of Hamburg, the great orchidologist. He was the eldest son of Henry Moon, parliamentary agent at Westminster. After attending school in Barnet he later became a student at the Birkbeck and Saint Martin's schools of art. When he was 21, Moon worked as a legal clerk intending to become a barrister, but in 1880 his interest in art led to his joining the art team of The Garden, a fashionable horticultural journal. From then on, Moon created most of the magazine's coloured plates. He spent much time during this period furthering his interest in landscape painting, and was greatly influenced by a companion, William Edward Norton (1843–1916), an American painter. Moon also contributed art work to The English Flower Garden, Wild Garden, and Flora and Silva. Moon first went to St Albans in 1884, visiting the orchid nursery of Frederick Sander in order to make drawings for The English Flower Garden, which was being published by William Robinson. In 1885, Sander approached him about illustrating the Reichenbachia. Moon devoted the following four years of his life to painting most of the plates, and directing the printing side which was done by hand in Sander's printing works at St Albans. In the autumn of 1892, Moon settled permanently in St Albans with his mother and sister. Two years later he married Sander's daughter and produced a steady flow of paintings for Sander and a number of publications. He was frequently to be found in the countryside, painting and sketching. He played an active and valued role in art circles as judge and critic, and often attended working sessions and exhibitions at the London sketching clubs, the Birkbeck, the Gilbert-Garrett, the Langhorn, and the Polytechnic. Moon's already frail health suffered as a result of the constant demands placed on it, doing his own framing, and dealing with the constant claims made on his time and energy from other sources. His death at the relatively youthful age of forty eight, brought great sorrow to his family, the firm of Sander, and the worlds of botanical art and orchid culture. He left his widow and two young sons.

Details

  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1900
  • Period
    1900-1909
  • Dimensions
    H 25.2 in. x W 21.26 in. x D 1.58 in.H 64 cm x W 54 cm x D 4 cm
  • Seller Location
    Heathfield, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU2861317849541
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 7 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
Gold
1stdibs seller since 2017
Typical response time: 1 hour
Located in Heathfield, GB
More From This Seller
Flowers in a Vase Still Life Oil on Board
Flowers in a Vase Still Life Oil on Board
Mid-20th Century English Paintings
Gesso, Canvas, Wood, Paint
Moonlit Coastal Landscape Oil Painting
Moonlit Coastal Landscape Oil Painting
Vintage 1950s English Paintings
Wood, Paint
Figurative Nude Life Study Oil Painting
Figurative Nude Life Study Oil Painting
Mid-20th Century English Paintings
Canvas, Wood, Paint
River Landscape Oil Painting by Helen Donald-Smith
River Landscape Oil Painting by Helen Donald-Smith
Antique Early 1900s English Edwardian Paintings
Giltwood, Paint
You May Also Like
Antique E. Cole Oil on Canvas Sunset Cottage Landscape
Antique E. Cole Oil on Canvas Sunset Cottage La...
Unknown
Antique 19th Century American Victorian Paintings
Paint
Italian Old Master Painting, 17th Century, Oil on Canvas
Italian Old Master Painting, 17th Century, Oil ...
Antique 17th Century Italian Paintings
Maritime Oil on Canvas
Maritime Oil on Canvas
Early 20th Century Paintings
Canvas
Oil on Canvas, 1950s
Oil on Canvas, 1950s
Mid-20th Century Other Decorative Art
Canvas
Italian or Dutch Old Master Painting, Oil on Canvas, circa 1700
Italian or Dutch Old Master Painting, Oil on Ca...
Antique Early 1700s European Paintings
Linda Weir, English, St Ives Harbour, Cornwall, Oil on Canvas
Linda Weir, English, St Ives Harbour, Cornwall,...
21st Century and Contemporary British Paintings
Canvas
Oil on Canvas Ballerina Painting
Oil on Canvas Ballerina Painting
Late 20th Century Paintings
Canvas, Wood
Oil on Canvas, Scottish Cattle
Oil on Canvas, Scottish Cattle
Unknown
Antique 19th Century British Victorian Paintings
Canvas, Paint

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries