Diminutive Cottage 'WoodSmoke' Oil

Product ID: A137

Exquisite 'Woodsmoke' oil by FW Dale on birchmore board.

A captivating cottage scene, in evocative neutral rustic tones, redolent with atmosphere and presence.

This lovely oil on board depicts a cottage, chimney gently billowing wood smoke into the dark of the evening. Nestled in the canopy of towering trees, clothed in their autumnal foliage, the wood smoke rises silently into the cool evening air, to mingle with the autumn leaves before silently dissipating. The long, low, white cottage crouches stoically beneath its deep brown thatch in an evocatively secluded setting.

Skillfully and sparely executed, this painting has a similar tonal and subject  matter to Gertrude Whelpton's country interior; here featuring an external view of a country building.

The picture is inscribed with the artist's name, F.W. Dale, in the bottom left and again to the back, together with what appears to be 'Oct'. The year date is obscured by the original aged brown paper tape to the back, but the style of the picture and board along with its provenance suggest a date to the early 20th century, circa 1920/30.

This wonderful oil measures approximately 15.5cm by 20.5cm in its original gilt frame. Mounted under glass it appears to be in excellent vintage condition.

Oil paintings such as this have an enduring and timeless resonance that makes them deeply appealing and desirable.

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