Frederick W. Hulme (English, 1816-84) Landscape Painting "Chalfont St. Peter"(2,257 views)
FREDERICK WILLIAM HULME (ENGLISH, 1816-1884) OIL PAINTING OF COUNTRY LANDSCAPE
Signed lower left "F. W. Hulme", label verso notes the scene as depicting the road to Chalfont St. Peters, Buckinghamshire
Item # 604KJT12Z
An exceptional and large depiction of an English countryside landscape, the brilliant use of color and light bringing this impressive scene to the forefront of your attention in any setting. The careful detailing of every element, character and animal in this complex scene is notable and a clear testament to Hulme’s ability to capture a quiet scene in a powerful way. His works are held at museums in Leicester (Sussex Landscape), Liverpool (Rivington Valley) and Montreal (Surrey Forest), with very consistently impressive results over the last century at Sotheby’s and Christies. The present example retains two early labels from Christies noting it’s offering as lot 118 in sale 6897 and an inventory label, as well as an old gallery label describing the artist, a brief biography on his accomplishments as a tonal painter and a note of the scene’s placement on the road to Chalfont St. Peters, Buckinghamshire (“Chalfont Street Peters - Bucks”). The Benezit lists more than a full column of sale results over the 20th century for his work, much of it being in the five figure GBP range. The present example is an exceedingly fine investment grade selection, painted with the technical precision cherished in Hulme’s work, preserved in nearly perfect condition and housed in a powerful hand carved and gilded frame. For the serious collector of Barbizon and Romantic era works from the English schools, this is a most powerful statement piece.
Literature: E. Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Vol. VII, Gründ, 2006, p. 433-34
Measurements: [frame] 41 3/4” W x 29 1/2” H x 2 5/8” D; [canvas] 36” W x 23 7/8” H
Beautifully restored and cleaned. Old relining. Signature is difficult to discern in the images - additional shots can be provided of the signature if helpful. Light surface craquelure. Under UV scattered inpainting in woods to the left, along the dirt road and in the distant village, these also visible under regular light - high resolution UV images are available upon request. Frame with age appropriate wear and gesso cracking.
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