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A Mountain Landscape

  • Object:

    Oil painting

  • Place of origin:

    England (possibly, painted)

  • Date:

    ca. 1950-ca. 1970 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Acrylic on board

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs N. Rosenthal

  • Museum number:

    MISC.5:248-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Museum of Childhood, Homes Gallery, case 3

This miniature acrylic painting is a landscape of trees and mountains. The treatment of paint is loose and painterly and the palette is quite limited to yellows and greens with some complementary blues and purples fro the shadows and the mountains. It is part of the furnishings of a dolls' house known as No.3 Devonshire Villas, which was modelled on a real house in Kilburn, London, however the real house no longer exists. The actual dolls' house was made around 1900-05, however this painting, which is executed in acrylic paint would have been added later by its then owner, probably from the 1950s when acrylic paints began to be commercially used.

Physical description

This acrylic painting on board depicts a landscape of mountains and trees. The foreground is grassy with a line of trees in the middle distance following through to a large mountain range and sunny sky in the background. The treatment of paint is quite loose and painterly throughtout and the palette is predominantly yellows and greens with some greys , blues and purples. There are some painted initials in the bottom right corner, but these are blurred and difficult to make out. It does not appear to be by as professional artist. The painting is in a dark wooden frame. It is part of the furnishings for the Devonshire Villas dolls' house, which was made in about 1900-1905. This painting would have been a later addition to the house as acrylic paints were not used until later in the century from around 1950.

Place of Origin

England (possibly, painted)

Date

ca. 1950-ca. 1970 (painted)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Acrylic on board

Dimensions

Width: 14.5 cm board, Height: 6.8 cm board, Width: 16.8 cm frame, Height: 8.8 cm frame

Object history note

Dolls' house and this painting as a part of its contents were a gift of Mrs N. Rosenthal in 1972.

Descriptive line

framed painting, l'scape; acrylic on board, painted landscape of trees and mountains, ptd wood, English, Devonshire Villas,1900-5

Production Note

This painting by an unknown artist is a furnishing for a dolls' house known as No. 3 Devonshire Villas. The house was made around 1900-05, but this painting was probably added later as it is made from acrylic paint, not used until the 1950s.

Materials

Acrylic paint; Fibre-board

Techniques

Painted

Subjects depicted

Mountains; Grass; Trees

Categories

Paintings; Children & Childhood; Dolls & Toys

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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