by Herbert Colborne Oakley

Circa 1935 - 1936
Oil on wood
14" x 16"

Private Collection

Further Information

The Sitter
- was a farmer from St. David's in Wales.

The Painting
- appeared in the British "Studio" journal in 1937 entitled ""Tom" A study of character." by Herbert C. Oakley.
- was exhibited, along with the painting  "Gypsy", at the invitation of a committee of artists, at an exhibition in Rugby, England, in December 1943.  It won first prize.

Wins First Prize at Rugby Exhibition

Mr. Herbert C. Oakley of St. Davids,
was recently honoured with an invitation
from the Rugby and District Art Society to
send pictures to their exhibition. His
work was well received and one of his pictures
was declared by vote to be the best
in the exhibition and was awarded the
first prize. This was all the more gratifying
because the invitation to exhibit came
from a committee of artists.

- in 2004, it underwent professional restoration by International Fine Arts Conservation Studios Ltd., Bristol, UK.

Other Information
- none available - as yet.

"The H. C. Oakley Virtual Gallery" Copyright © 2005 Andrew Gray