Edward Holmes Oil Painting
1540/17: "THROUGH THE FOREST": a charming and quite large OIL PAINTING ON CANVAS by Edward Holmes RBA. It depicts a young lad leading a girl (his sister?) on a donkey, as they emerge along a track from the edge of a forest, preceded by their pet dog. Beautifully composed and very finely painted, this good oil painting measures: 34 ins by 29ins (86 x 74cms) including the frame. Signed and dated: 1881. * Edward Holmes RBA (1841-1891) was a fine landscape painter who exhibited this particular painting at the Royal Society of British Artists in 1883 No. 314.
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