Robert J Riesberg Antiques Inc

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Country view with a boy fishing oil painting

A country view with a boy fishing and a haying scene. by William Frederick Witherington (26 May 1785 – 10 April 1865) an English painter and academic. Born in London, he entered the Royal Academy Schools in 1805. Except for one year he exhibited annually at the Royal Academy from 1811 until his death. He was elected A.R.A. on 1 November 1830 and R.A. on 10 February 1840. He retired as an academician on 28 May 1863.

His early works were mostly landscapes. The influence of artists like George Morland (1763–1804) can be seen in the importance he gave to the figurative element in his paintings. Oil on canvas with later gilt framing. Signed lower right.

Overall size: H. 31.75″, w. 31.75″, d. 2″. $1900