Active 1860 - 1890
Title: “Robin’s Nest and Apple Blossums” and “Summer Flowers on a Mossy Bank”
Date: circa 1875
Size: Height 23 1/2 inches Width 29 1/2 inches
Father of Oliver and Vincent Clare, George Clare was a traditional English Realist painter, who was best known for his fruit and flower paintings. The Clare family were greatly admired for their still life paintings and truthful renditions.
Clare lived on Bristol Street in Birmingham and exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1864 with titles including: Plums, 1864; Grapes and Strawberries, 1866; Fruit from the Garden, 1867. He also exhibited at the Royal Society of British Artists and the British Institute.
Greatly influenced by William Henry Hunt OWS (1790-1864), otherwise known as "Birds Nest Hunt," Clare worked in a very similar style, producing small detailed paintings of fruit, flowers, and birds' nests.
Bird’s Nest and Flowers in a Basket on a Mossy Bank are superb examples of his work. The detail and rich colour combined offer a breathtaking example of Victorian still life painting. These works are presented in pristine condition and are signed by the artist.