Lot 92: FREDERICK HALL 1860-1948 THE SETTING SUN HAS LENGTHENED EVERY SHADE, EVENING ON THE BERKSHIRE
Great British Art: Victorian & Edwardian
June 7, 2005
London, United Kingdom
FREDERICK HALL 1860-1948 THE SETTING SUN HAS LENGTHENED EVERY SHADE, EVENING ON THE BERKSHIRE DOWNS
signed l.l.: FRED HALL
oil on canvas
Royal Academy, 1911, no 465 as 'Evening on the Berkshire Downs';
Paris, Salon, 1912, no. 855 as 'Le Soleil au Declin Allongeait Toutes Les Ombres'
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
'Pictures of 1911', special issue of Pall Mall Gazette, repr. p. 108 (as 'Evening on the Berkshire Downs')
In 1911 Fred Hall moved to Hill Cottage in Speen, near Newbury where he lived for the rest of his life contentedly painting idyllic scenes of rural life, often focused on livestock and their drovers. By this time in his life, most connections with Newlyn had been severed but he retained his interest in plein-air painting. In the farmyard close to Hill Cottage, Hall built a studio in which to paint and he also used the yard itself in the summer as an open-air studio. Hall often chose titles which suggest a particular light effect upon the landscape, such as Noonday, Evening in September or Autumn Sunrise.
Dimensions: 96.5 by 185.5 cm., 38 by 73 in.