Stormy afternoon, oil painting on canvas, signed A. Aslett 1909. SOLD.
Oil on canvas, signed and dated by the artist. Dimensions : Frame : 420mm x 317mm x 20mm. Image : 345mm x 245mm. Weight : 0.820kg net. Condition : Quite good.
A stormy afternoon, oil painting on canvas, signed and dated by the artist A. Aslett 1909.
Dimensions : Frame : 420mm x 317mm x 20mm. Visible image : 345mm x 245mm.
The painting depicts a classical English landscape with three figures and a distant town on a dark and stormy afternoon. The trees are painted in detail and the ferocity of the storm is portrayed in the dense fast moving clouds.
Condition/Notes : The oil painting is in good condition although it would benefit from a surface cleaning as there is evidence of dust accumulation. The paint is stable and secure and there is no damage to the old canvas. The artist's signature and date is clearly written in the lower right hand corner. The painting has been lightly varnished. The tension of the canvas is satisfactory. The basic wooden frame with gilt face is solid but the mitres are parting slightly. There is some staining to the face and scuffing to the plain wooden edges. The back of the frame is plain wood. The stretcher is loosely held by several nails and the canvas is tacked in position. There are three tension wedges in place. 14 x 7 is written in pencil on the lower crosspiece. Wire and string are attached to two nails on the top crosspiece. Overall, an interesting oil painting in the classical English style.