An English barn scene oil painting from the second half of the 19th century, depicting a white horse standing in the front of two hound dogs. This rustic scene strikes immediately by the sobriety of its palette mostly made of brown, red and yellow tonalities, embracing the peaceful simplicity of the view beautifully. An elegant and muscular white horse is standing in the barn, hovering over two perfectly relaxed dogs. The horse’s attitude seems protective, as confirmed by the relaxed (hinting at annoyed) glance that the central dog is casting at us. The simplicity of the décor is beautifully balanced by the delicate contrast of colors, that are brought together thanks to the presence of the horse’s white coat and partial coats of the hounds. The light coming from the front of the painting, exacerbates the colors and casts a strong shadow on the back wall. The composition is clean, organized. The artist has signed his initials to the lower right, on a bucket that seems to be barely making it inside the composition, E.B, while the painting is set within a new frame with beveled molding, whose colors compliment the painting beautifully. With its peaceful subject and delicate execution, this English barn scene oil painting circa 1870 will bring a charming touch of authenticity to any home, particularly in a country home.
H 23.25 in. x W 31 in. x D 2.75 in.H
59.06 cm x W 78.74 cm x D 6.99 cm