We are pleased to offer this nostalgic summer view by Alfred Elias, English, active 1881-1911, for your careful examination and acquisition this week. Other images of details or questions? Please do not hesitate to contact me! Available at the moment of this publication.
Alfred Elias was a British painter primarily known for his oil landscapes, cattle, sheep, dogs & equestrian scenes, human genre paintings and pastels. Elias was born in Hayes, parish of Kent which is in the London Borough of Bromley, London, England. He studied at Hatherley’s Academy in London, and later went on to Paris where he continued his work under the guidance of the celebrated portrait painter & teacher Léon Joseph Florentin Bonnat (French, 1833-1922) and in the studio of E. Lumnian (Unknown, -). He exhibited regularly at the Paris Salons for many years and won a medal at the International Exhibition held in the French Capital in 1889. He also exhibited for many years at the London Royal Academy, and his painting “Harvesting in Hertfordshire” was exhibited there in 1906. In addition, his large landscape painting “Summer Afternoon” was exhibited at the St. Louis World’s Fair (AKA the Louisiana Purchase Exposition) Art Exhibition in 1904, held in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a member of the Pastel Society of London, England.
Romantic 19th century views of the English countryside always evoke for me an instant feeling of calm, quiet, and peace. Elias masterfully handles here the movement of the foreground figures and the raking bright late afternoon light in gentle touches.
A large work at h. 38″, w. 56″, d. 3.5″ overall. $3200