FISHER WOMAN cockle dredger ENGLISH paintingMalta - Collection Only
FINE oil on panel THE FISHER WOMAN cockle dredger ENGLISH painting c. 1860 , SWEPT FRAME
In Malta. SMALL . A good English mid Victorian oil on artist’s panel ; in an original fitted , excellent glazed ,swept moulded frame , with behind the glass a real gold leaf ,water gilded , gesso and bole primed insert . Titled ‘ the fisher girl ‘ according to title on rear label , an indistinct attribution on the same label. A signed painter’s monogram on the bottom left of front of oil. The subject is probably a mud / tidal cockle dredger ‘picker ‘as the net is partly flat. It could be one of many places in England or I suppose Wales ,or elsewhere . The painting’s back shows a Christies’s vendor consignment sticker. The frame , is gesso on pine ,and has a real Florentine clay Terra Rossa finish , with painted gilded detail.