Oil painting Figures in Landscape; circa 1884; 30”w x 20”h; signed in lower right corner; no damage
Purchased in chicago approx 1965; inherited from my Dad’s estate in 2018
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The item presented appears to be a beautiful landscape painting by the English artist Henry Ashby Binckes (c. 1825-1893). This oil on canvas measures 20' (h) x 30" (w) and is signed on the lower right. The reverse reads the title of the work, "Figures in landscape". According to the information provided, it was purchased by your father in 1965. It is housed in an intricate gilt frame, and the condition is excellent overall.
Sadly, very little information appears to have been written about the life and career of this particular artist. Two paintings by Binckes can be found in two public collections in the UK that you can view here: https://artuk.org/discover/artists/binckes-henry-ashby-c-18251893
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