An exceptionally fine quality example of a framed Still Life of fruits Oil Painting on Artists board by well documented English Artist Oliver Clare, first quarter of the Twentieth Century. Complete with its original good giltwood frame, signed lower right Oliver Clare and dated 1920
Typical Clare views depicting Still Life of fruits to include apples, peaches, strawberries and black grapes all within foliage on a mossy ground.
Condition: Good condition recently professionally cleaned and put back together, ready to hang.
Height: (entire including frame) 13" (33cm). Width: (entire including frame) 15.75” (40cm).
Location: Dublin City, Ireland.
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Provenance: Burlington Paintings Art Gallery, Burlington Gardens, Mayfair, London.
Oliver Clare comes from a prolific Birmingham family of artists. He was the son of George Clare and the brother of Vincent. His paintings depict mostly still lifes of fruit and garden flowers, often on mossy banks.
The artist exhibited only one painting at the Royal Academy, but at the Royal Society of Birmingham Artists he exhibited no less than thirty-nine paintings as well as three at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, six at the Manchester City Art Gallery and two at Suffolk Street.
Oliver's miraculous technique and finish are always breathtaking; brush strokes are invisible and the urge to wipe the dewdrops off the surface of the painting is almost irresistible.