George William Mote (1832-1909)
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George William Mote (1832-1909)

The Garden of England

Details
George William Mote (1832-1909)
The Garden of England
signed and dated 'G.W. MOTE/1865' (lower right)
oil on canvas
24? x 29? in. (63 x 76 cm.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 16 June 2005, lot 30.
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, London, 13 July 2011, lot 53.
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Lot Essay

Mote began life as gardener to Sir Thomas Phillips of Middle Hill, near Broadway, Worcestershire. The landscape there, in the heart of the English countryside, must have inspired him to paint his surroundings. Although titled The Garden of England, there is nothing that strongly identifies the present scene as Kentish. The horizon suggests the area north of Sevenoaks, immortalised by Samuel Palmer, although the view also bears a strong likeness to Worcestershire or Sussex, both of which the artist painted frequently.
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