Medium: oil on canvas
Size: 35 x 46 inches (1911 measurement) / 38 x 48 inches (2015 measurement)
Current owner: Private owner
This painting came to light in 2015 after being in private ownership for at least 50 years. The previous owner was a world traveller and the estate contained many fine pieces – Meissen, Lalique, etc. along with other original art work.
It is untitled, but signed and dated 1880. From its subject matter and size, is quite likely to be ‘Landscape with stream and figures – The Lovers’, which was sold at auction by Messrs Furber, as part of a sale of Eyre Crowe’s remaining works, after his death. The auction took place in London on 22 February 1911 and ‘The Lovers’ sold for £1, which was a relatively large sum compared to other works sold at the same time, indicating that the picture was finished.
The canvas that Crowe used was bought in France – this fits with what is known of Crowe’s usual purchases of artist’s supplies.