STUDY OF THREE FINCHES WITH GRAPES, ON A STONE LEDGE - BY GEORGE WILLIAM SARTORIUS.
A study of three finches and grapes on a stone ledge by George William Sartorius. A lively and jewel like oil on canvas, unmolested and in its original 18th century carved and gilded frame.
The Sartorius family arrived in England from Bavaria in the early 18th century, and became best known for starting the line of notable and prolific sporting artists under the auspices of Francis Sartorius (1734 – 1804) and also his only son John Nost Sartorius (1759 – 1828)
George William Sartorius exhibited paintings at the Free Society of Artists – five works from 1773-1779. His ability to capture the muted colours of the English countryside, together with his ability to provide an excellent likeness, appealed to the country fraternity. His choice of subjects varied from portraiture, to still-lives of exotic fruits or fish on the river banks, domestic creatures such as cats and mice, as well as highly colourful paintings of wild birds. Amongst his clientele were many famous aristocratic personages of the day, including the Prince of Wales.
Provenance: Private collection Ireland.
Framed: 15" x 13" / 38.5 x 33cm. Canvas: 10" x 8" / 25.5 x 21cm.
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