Oil on Canvas - "Fishing Smacks Off Dover" - Signed C. McArthur(81 views)
Description: Oil on canvas with gold leaf and gilt on gesso on wood. This beautiful seascape has an especially excellent use of color. The sailboats are very finely rendered as are the ocean and sky. The frame is mid 20th Century and therefore not original to the canvas, but it definitely complements the painting. We believe the artist to be Charles McArthur, who was active in the United Kingdom in the latter 19th and the early 20th Centuries. The label on the stretcher is for Schillay & Rehs, Inc, who were New York City importers of 18th and 19th century European paintings in the mid 20th Century. The label on this paintings is the label used by the firm after 1962.
Condition Report: Condition: excellent - minor old repairs.
Notes: ID # 8784PP.
Dimensions: 32" wide x 22" high (frame size); canvas size is 26" x 16".
Artist or Maker: Charles McArthur
Date: Circa 1885.