Original Landscape Art
Landscape art has always been a popular choice for the artist. From the Romantic landscapes of Turner and Constable to the Cornish coasts depicted by the Newlyn School, artists have attempted to capture the beauty and grandeur of the natural world. Before the mid-nineteenth century, landscape artists would often have to sketch outlines of the works from life before heading back to the studio to paint. Oil paints were not made portable until the time of the Impressionists, when artists began to paint en plein air (outside). This meant that painters such as Claude Monet could complete a quick, impressionistic scene in the hurried, loose fashion we associate with impressionism and capture natural forms in various lights - from early morning sunrise, to twilight and even night-time scenes.
Our collection includes many British landscapes and landmarks as well as popular subjects on the Continent and beyond.