(Scottish, 1848 -1914)
56 x 36 ins -- 143 x 92 cms
Oil on canvas signed with monogram
This painting is framed in a very impressive 19th century frame. (image on request)
Price: Please ask - not expensive
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Purchased by Mrs Brookes of Sheffield,
from the aunt of the artist in the 1940's, thence by family descent.
Upon viewing images of the wife of Edwin Douglas, the milkmaid shows a remarkable
likeness, and is almost certainly his wife Christine Douglas.
Edwin James Douglas painted hunting scenes, dogs and genre. His speciality was Jersey cows, Douglas kept Jersey cows at his home. He first exhibited at the very young age of 17 at The Royal Scottish Academy.
Edwin Douglas first lived in Edinburgh, his address in 1869 was 24 Grange-Loan, Edinburgh. In 1875 he moved south to Guildford then in 1889 to Worthing, in 1890, he built the family home in Findon, Sussex.
Douglas started painting a series of four paintings with Jersey cows titled The Channel Island Series in 1878.
An article on Edwin Douglas in the Art Journal of 1885 by Walter Armstrong describes the Channel Island Series of four paintings as 'most characteristic', as follows:~
The first painting of this series is titled "Jersey" showing a milk maid between two tiny Jersey cows. The second painting of the series titled "Alderney" showing a girl carrying cabbages walking by a Jersey cow. The third painting, titled "Sark" describes the above offered painting, which is very probably from this series. The fourth painting titled, "Jersey Family" shows Jersey cows being milked and another tethered. (we hold a copy of the 1885 Art Journal which will be included in the sale of this painting)
All these paintings have been engraved.
This painting is in excellent condition, we will email close-up detail images on request. Many thousands of prints were produced relating to these four paintings which were very popular especially in America. Today these prints are still being re-produced.
This painting is an excellent opportunity to acquire a well documented beautiful work of art. More details and images on request.
Edwin Douglas patrons included; Queen Victoria, and Edward - Prince of Wales, for whom he painted their favourite horses and dogs.
Douglas exhibited at: The Royal Academy from 1869 to 1900, a total of 43 paintings, he also exhibited at The Manchester City Art Gallery, The Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool, Royal Scottish Academy and at many other locations.
Paintings by Douglas are held at: The Tate Gallery - London and also by; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.