The Dead Artists Gallery presents “The Pembroke Footbridge”


 Signed and dated L/R “C. (Charles) Austin, 1876”

 British Plein Aire artist known for genre works. This autumnal scene of the British Midlands is especially pleasing because of the ripening fields of grain in the distance. Framing devices abound in this piece, reinforcing the depth of field. The physical frame connects with the outer parabola of the tree line at delicate junctures. Underneat the tree, the lower boughs create another frame that intimates the field behind. Further back the treeline in the back frames the sky against the boughs of the foreground tree. The size of this piece encourages hanging strategies that reinforce the subtle vistas already present in the piece.

 41 1/2″ x 36″ in original heavy-gilt frame


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