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ABRAHAM PETHER (1756-1812)

1756 to 1812, England

An extensive Evening Landscape with a Drover and Cattle by a Pool in the Foreground

Oil on panel

Condition
Good.Original 18th century carved giltwood frame

Signed with initials

21.50 x 28.50 cm    8.46 x 11.22 inches

Overall Framed Size
35.50 x 42.00 cm    13.98 x 16.54 inches

Literature
Dictionary of British Landscape Painters - M H Grant
The Dictionary of British 18th Century Painters, Ellis Waterhouse
Dictionnaire des Peintres – E Benezit

One of a family of five painters, Abraham was born in Chichester in 1756, the son of the renowned mezzotinter, William Pether.

He was a pupil of George Smith, one of the three Smith brothers who were notable local landscape painters. He initially painted in his tutor’s style but then enlarged on it by incorporating some elements of Richard Wilson as well as displaying a knowledg...
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