Description & Technical information

Hall’s work shifted dramatically in style throughout his career, as his work from the Newlyn School period sympathises with the Newlyn School’s plein air practice – grappling with ideas concerning social realism. However, his style continued to develop from this and gradually became more impressionistic in nature. It was during the 1880s that he was drawn to the subject of landscapes and his later work reflects their more tranquil air around his new lifestyle on the coat in Somerset. This can be contrasted to his sharp, harsh and witty caricatures of his Newlyn period.

Period:  19th century
Origin:  British
Medium: Oil on panel

Dedicated lower right: Fred Hall to W.R.W., label on verso: Vose Galleries
signed on back Thulin 1917 296

Dimensions: 30.48 x 35.56 cm (12 x 14 inches)
Provenance: Private Collection, United States
Categories: Paintings, Drawings & Prints