English ( b.1911 - d.1985 )
|9.8 inches x 14 inches ( 25cm x 35.5cm )
|12.6 inches x 16.3 inches ( 32cm x 41.5cm )
Available for sale from Big Sky Fine Art in the English county of Dorset, this original oil painting by James Fry dates from around the 1950s.
The painting is presented and supplied float mounted in a contemporary replacement frame (which is shown in these photographs).
This vintage painting is in very good condition, commensurate with its age. It wants for nothing and is supplied ready to hang and display.
The painting is signed with a monogram lower right.
James Fry was an English artist, proficient in watercolour, pastels and oils, though he is best known for his oil on board works. He can be described as a modern British Impressionist in style.
Fry was born in London and studied at Watford School of Art under Arthur Scott. However, he spent most of his adult life in Dorset, where he lived and worked from a studio in the village of Corfe Castle. He became known in the area for travelling around on his bicycle, painting the beautiful coastline, heathland and the sea. In recent years his works have been much sought after and prices for them have increased significantly, representing a sound investment.
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This original oil on board is a very good example of the work of James Fry. It is a riot of sunlight and colour, painted in thick bold strokes. It depicts, in impressionist style, a late afternoon view looking from the sea back into Poole harbour, with the Purbeck Hills of Dorset in the background. The sun is low in the sky, filling the air with golden beams of light, which are reflected into the calm sea beneath. The hills appear as black silhouettes against the bright light, with those in the distance glowing gold and pale mauve. The sea is a mix of twinkling blues and aquamarine, with golden yellow reflections. It is a stunning scene which captures a mood, both calm and magnificent.