Prometheus Antiques is located in Nottingham, UK
A fine and substantial oil on canvas of cattle by William Perring Hollyer (1834-1922). The scene shows a bull and cow by a river and is titled 'Courtship'. The quality of the painting is excellent particularly the cattle though the foreground is also painted beautifully. The painting is signed to the lower left and dated in the 1880's though the exact date is obscured. The title ‘Courtship’ is on the reverse. William Perring Hollyer (1834-1922) was born in Dover, the son of Joseph Hollyer, an Heraldic Painter. William Hollyer specialised in animal paintings, particularly highly commercial Highland cattle pictures, though there is no evidence he ever visited Scotland. He appears not to have exhibited in any of the recognised venues of the day but simply sold direct to the public. He was the father of Eva Hollyer, Maud Hollyer and Gregory Hollyer all painters. Examples of his work can be found in Derby Museum and Art Gallery, Hepworth Wakefield, Rotherham Art Gallery, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery and Williamson Art Gallery. The painting has been professionally cleaned and a very small hole repaired. The original frame is absolutely superb quality and in excellent untouched condition with wonderful original gilding. The whole makes a great decorative impact and has a wonderful look of a great English country house. At Prometheus Antiques we want our customers to be completely happy with our items everything is sold with a guarantee and all items are fully and clearly described. We do try to make sure that what you see on the screen is as true a reflection of the actual item in reality as possible. Photos should be clear and without excessive extra light, however if you would like other photos of an item please do get in touch. We can also send video or video chat so that you can get as accurate an idea of the piece that interests you as possible. We do have a private showroom 15 mins drive from Newark where Items can also be viewed by prior appointment. If you are unable to visit us please purchase with the knowledge that we give a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied, we only ask that you pay return transport costs. We are happy to organise deliveries to all destinations. Payment can be made by any of the following: Cheque, Bank Transfer, and all major Debit and Credit Cards over the telephone. We do also take Paypal payments. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or questions, by email or on either: Also please visit our own website for more detailed descriptions and photos of items.
Prometheus Antiques has clarified that the Large Oil Painting by William Perring Hollyer Titled ‘Courtship’ (LA367017) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being c.1880
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This Large Oil Painting by William Perring Hollyer Titled ‘Courtship’ is located in Nottingham, UK