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Very large original oil on canvas landscape by William Mellor 1851 - 1931.

Recently removed from a large residence in the North of England.

Seated in its original gilt frame with some minor losses (see images)

Signed ‘W. Mellor’ lower left

Canvas shows no signs of repair with very minor craquelure, minor canvas indentation marks from stretcher verso.

Cleanliness of oil 7/10

Condition of frame 7/10

Canvas condition 9/10


Canvas: 92cm x 61cm

Frame: 120cm x 89cm

Note: The above measurements of 92cm x 61cm are consistent with other subjects by mellor:

North Wales - Oil on canvas

92cm x 61cm

10th Dec 2001

Shapiro Auctioneers

Lot 108

Est. AU$ 15,000 - 25,000

Sold AU$10,401

On the Wharfe, Bolton Woods, Yorkshire

Oil on canvas

91.5cm x 61cm

19th Dec 2001


Lot 13

Est. £10,000 - £15,000

Sold GBP £ 18,000

Mellor’s works has consistently been in high demand, with his larger canvases even more so.

Acknowledgement to Haynes Fine Art:

William Mellor was a Yorkshire landscape painter, who was born in Barnsley. He did not exhibit in London, but his works frequently appear on the market. He worked in Ilkley, Scarborough and Harrogate.

Mellor travelled widely and was inspired by the landscape of North Wales and the North East, particularly Yorkshire. His landscapes are easily recognised; and are generally scenes in summer or early autumn. Travelling in winter was not a pleasant undertaking even in the 19th Century.

With England offering up some of the most poetic and beautiful landscape in the world, we have a lot to thank the 19th Century landscape artists for. Mellor’s concept was aided by rich pickings, from the calm waters and undulating landscape of the English countryside to the rugged and strong scenery of North Wales. With strength of composition and patient observation Mellor painted enchanting records of Britain’s timeless landscape.

The most distinctive feature of Mellor’s paintings is the meticulously delicate rendering of trees and foliage heightened by the rich English sunlight that bathe the scene. Mellor was one of a few who knew so well how to reproduce the peaceful side of nature in its bountiful beauty.

William Mellor oil on canvas Landscape 1851 - 1931

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