5538 – 18th Century Overmantel Oil Painting

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An unusual form in this English 18th or early 19th century oil on canvas . The size and proportion tell us that it was most likely used as an overmantel painting. Perhaps from an English country house, the stories shown depict the leisure of the country life with three men fishing, a boy at the shore also with a pole, and an older man with a boy on a walk.  H. 24.5″, w. 54″, overall with later gilt frame.  A most restful scene for above your mantel. $985.