Large Victorian painting of children resting outdoors by J.O. Banks
English, late 19th Century
Frame: Height 91cm, width 111cm, depth 10cm
Canvas: Height 71cm, width 92cm, depth 3cm
This charming Victorian painting depicts a young family in an idyllic English countryside. The foreground is dominated by four figures: a sleeping boy, overlooked by this mother, sister, and brother. The group rests beside a quiet stream, while in the middle ground a cow enjoys the green pasture, and in the background rolling hills and woods define the horizon. The painting is executed using fine, precise brushstrokes, and the colour palette is soft and warm. The painting is signed lower right ‘J.O. Banks’, and is contained within a giltwood frame.