A Small Special Treasure

  This very special and beautiful work is the preliminary oil sketch for William Mulready's infamous painting, held by the Tate, London entitled 'Crossing The Ford" .  The final work was exhibited with great success in 1842 at The Royal Academy and when Mulready was at the height of his career "One of the most beautiful paintings ever produced in England" Art Union 1842. This oil sketch held at Nigel Rhodes Fine Art Gallery, Stamford, is a small treasure illustrating to perfection that top quality paintings that pack a punch don't need to be big. 

 

This very special and beautiful work is the preliminary oil sketch for William Mulready's infamous painting, held by the Tate, London entitled 'Crossing The Ford" . 

The final work was exhibited with great success in 1842 at The Royal Academy and when Mulready was at the height of his career "One of the most beautiful paintings ever produced in England" Art Union 1842. This oil sketch held at Nigel Rhodes Fine Art Gallery, Stamford, is a small treasure illustrating to perfection that top quality paintings that pack a punch don't need to be big. 

Posted on October 2, 2015 and filed under British, painting, oil on canvas, 19th Century, 18th Century.