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Antique Painting 'Ruins of Chepstow' Castle c.1880

Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
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  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
  • Antique Painting & 39 Ruins of Chepstow& 39 Castle
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This is a beautiful antique oil painting which depicts the ruins of Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire which is situated on a cliff above the River Wye, circa 1880.

It is attributed to the XIX century English  School.  

It is a delightful and tranquil picture which will grace any room in your home.


The painting comes with a stamped certificate of authenticity and expertise by Dr. Armin Silbernagl who is a Professor of the Fine Arts Tribunal in Milan.


Condition:

In excellent condition, ready to hang on your wall, please see photos for confirmation.

Dimensions in cm:

Height 60 x Width 75 x Depth 6 - Frame

Height 45 x Width 60 - Canvas

Dimensions in inches:

Height 2 feet x Width 2 feet, 5 inches x Depth 2 inches - Frame

Height 1 foot, 6 inches x Width 2 feet - Canvas

Chepstow Castle, located in ChepstowMonmouthshire in Wales, on top of cliffs overlooking the River Wye, is the oldest surviving post-Roman stone fortification in Britain. Its construction was begun under the instruction of the Norman Lord William fitzOsbern, soon made Earl of Hereford, from 1067, and it was the southernmost of a chain of castles built along the English-Welsh border in the Welsh Marches. The castle ruins are Grade I listed as at 6 December 1950.

Chepstow Castle is situated on a narrow ridge between the limestone river cliff and a valley, known locally as the Dell, on its landward side. Its full extent is best appreciated from the opposite bank of the River Wye. 

Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)

was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.

While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.

Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.

The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).

Satinwood

is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.

The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.

It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.

Our reference: 01745a

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