British Oil Painting Exmoor Landscape by Arthur Wardle 1860-1949 - image 1 of 16

1 Fine British Work of Art Oil Painting Exmoor Landscape by Arthur Wardle 1860-1949.
Subject beautiful traditional landscape view of Exmoor, with sloping moor hills & expansive grassland with heather, having mainly blue sky overhead with some clouds.
Title "Exmoor".
Exmoor is a unique place shaped by people and nature over thousands of years and is recognized as one of the UK's finest landscapes. Large areas of open moorland provide a sense of remoteness and tranquillity rare in southern Britain. Spectacular coastal views, deep wooded valleys, high sea cliffs and fast flowing streams all combine to form a rich and distinct mosaic. It is a landscape that has inspired poets writers and artists for hundreds of years and continues to inspire people today.
Oil on cavas laid on board.
Signed in the bottom corner by the known listed British artist Arthur Wardle.
A fine rare example of his work particularly as this is a landscape.
Set in a traditional gilt frame.
Circa early 20th century.
Provenance from Burstow & Hewett in the fine art sale, lot 525 on 17th November 2022 label verso.
Artist biography Arthur Wardle (1860-1949) Born in London, aged just sixteen Wardle had a piece displayed at the Royal Academy. His first exhibit was a study of cattle by the River Thames, leading to a lifelong interest in painting animals. In 1880 Wardle lived in Oakley Square, Camden, but artistic success enabled him to move to the more upmarket 34 Alma Square in St John's Wood by 1892.
Wardle was prolific; until 1936 he exhibited more than 100 works at the Royal Academy, as well as the Society of British Artists at Suffolk Street.He painted a variety of animal subjects with equal skill but his work may be divided into two categories, domestic and exotic; animals from overseas including leopards, polar bears and tigers such as The Deer-Stealer (1915) were painted from sketches that he made at London Zoo.
He is considered equally proficient in oils, watercolours and pastels and was elected to the Pastel Society in 1911 and became a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1922. In 1931 he held his first one-man exhibition at the Fine Art Society and in 1935 the Vicar's Gallery put on an exhibition of his work. He also exhibited in Paris. By 1936 Wardle had moved to West London.
His career was highly successful and his works continue to be sought after and widely reproduced on postcards, calendars and boxes of chocolates. He remains one of the widely known dog painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, and he is particularly known for his paintings of terriers. Wardle painted what is probably the best known painting of the fox terrier in its modern form, The Totteridge XI (1897). The painting was commissioned by famed smooth fox terrier breeder Francis Redmond; Wardle painted a number of Redmond's dogs. The original is in the gallery of The Kennel Club in London. The record price at auction is $510,978 USD which was for A Fairy Tale, all seemed to sleep, the timid hare on form-Scott sold at Christie's London in 2013.
Arthur Wardle died on 16 July 1949. Reference sources Tate Museum, Christie’s, Mutualart & Bonhams.
1. ^ Jump up to: a b "ARTHUR WARDLE (1860 – 1949) - Rehs Galleries, Inc". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 10 May 2008.
2. ^ European Art Gallery – Arthur Wardle – Biography Archived 22 April 2008 at the Wayback Machine
3. ^ Arthur Wardle at the AKC Gallery Archived 20 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
4. ^ The Totteridge XI by Arthur Wardle at AKC Gallery[permanent dead link.
Such a delightful scene to the eye.
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Condition report.
Offered in fine used condition.
Front painting surface in good order. Having some foxing staining and minor paint loss in places towards the edges. The frame having general wear, scuffs, scratches, stains, minor chips commensurate with usage & age.
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Dimensions in centimetres of the frame approximate

High (37cm)
Wide (45cm)
Depth thickness of frame (3 cm)


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