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Edward Henry Holder

English ( b.1847 - d.1922 )

Highland Cattle in the Scottish Lowlands

  • Oil on canvas
  • Signed lower right

Image size 26.4 inches x 19.3 inches ( 67cm x 49cm )
Frame size 35.4 inches x 28.3 inches ( 90cm x 72cm )

£2,975.00

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Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art; this original painting by Edward Henry Holder dating from the 1880s.
The painting is presented and supplied in its’ original elaborate frame (which is shown in these photographs). The frame was originally glazed and the original glass has been replaced with a Premium Anti-Reflective Glass – UV Protection greater than70% (Artglass AR 70™) on our instruction.
The painted surface remains untouched. The canvas has been lined whilst in previous ownership, probably in the 1950s.The frame edges have benefitted from a little light restoration to restore the decorative appeal and function. The frame edge and the slip have been hand painted with gilt paint embellishment in keeping with the rest of the presentation.
This antique painting is now in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
The painting is signed lower right.
Previously with John Linn & Sons, 20 Huntriss Row, Scarborough, Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire artist Edward Henry Holder was a respected landscape and coastal painter. He was born in Scarborough in 1847, was married there in 1868, and lived there until he was 30, when he moved to Reigate in Surrey. He was primarily a landscape painter and his subjects were mainly coastal views in Yorkshire, though he travelled to Scotland and around Europe.

Holder exhibited his work at the principal London galleries, including Suffolk Street from 1864 to 1893 and the Royal Academy from 1872 to 1873.

From 1905 to 1920 he lived and worked in South Africa, painting local landscapes and commissions. In 1917 he exhibited a view of Victoria Falls ion the Zambezi at the Royal Academy. Holder died in March 1922.

Today Holder’s work is represented in public collections by the Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Exeter City Council, Usher Gallery Lincoln, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Astley Cheetham Art Gallery, Sunderland Museum and Art Gallery and York City Art Gallery.

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This original oil on canvas painting by Edward Holder is entitled ‘Highland Cattle in the Scottish Lowlands’. It shows three different coloured Highland cattle standing on the far side of a small stream. They each have a pair of magnificent horns and look healthy and alert. In the background the hills rise into the sky, and there is a light cloud in the pale blue sky. The lowlands are green with lush grass and the hues of purple over the hills suggest that there is heather and wildflowers among the bracken. The overall palette is rich and verdant; this is a classic highland cattle scene full of life and the grandeur of nature.

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