Fred Hall Pastoral Impressionist Oil Painting, Early 20th Century
Frederick (Fred) Hall (English, 1860 – 1948)
Untitled (cattle at pasture), early 20th century
Oil painting on panel
Signed to the lower right
Frederick Hall, mainly known as Fred Hall, was closely associated with the Newlyn School of painters. Hall studied at the Lincoln School of Art, later apprenticing under Charles Verlat in Antwerp. He successfully exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Paris Salon. While working with the Newlyn School, Hall’s oeuvre depicted a concern of social realism through portraits and rustic genre scenes. However, he later developed into a mature impressionistic style exemplified in his en plein air landscapes.
- yellowing to painting varnish; accretions to surface; edge wear to frame; frame rub to painting board, with abrasions, stains, and edge wear visible to verso; please note the signature is authentic and has been written over in hope to make it more prominent, likely by a previous owner.