Rural Landscape

by James Peel RBA 1811-1906

James Peel was a prolific painter of English views who worked in the North East of England, including the Lake District and North Wales. His paintings were exhibited att the RBA (248 works), and at the Royal Accademy.

Peel's style was very naturalistic and his colouring was very similar to that of Benjamin William Leader, both of which are clearly illustrated in this landscape, with the accurate use of light in the sky as the milkmaid carries a pail back to the farm, alongside the lake where cattle are depicted grazing and resting.

Rural Landscape

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19th Century

Oil on canvas

19 1/4 x 29 inches

UK Private Collection