Oil on Canvas of Woronora Creek by Fernleigh L. Montague
A superb 19th century oil on canvas painting of Woronora Creek, County Cumberland, New South Wales. The artist Fernleigh L. Montague signed and dated it to the front but then on the back he also signed it with his full name ‘Fernleigh L. Montague’ and dated ‘1874’ gave a bit of a detailed write up stating the location name also putting ‘This is the original sketch’ along with ‘No duplicate exists F.L.N’ and ‘Value 50 Guineas F.L.M’ The canvas has had numerous patch repairs to the back as can be seen with a small section of conservation touch out on the front where there was a small puncture hole as can be seen in the pictures. He travelled a lot and painted through New Zealand, Australia, America and England. His more interesting work is that of New Zealand and Australia. Not that many 19th century paintings exist for purchase from Australasia. He had quite a colourful life, too much to put in this description but at one time regarded as ‘The bastard artist Fernleigh Montague’ and ended up in a death by murder suicide with his wife with reason for death being despondence. His wife at time of death was reported to be his sister. This information is briefed from Academia . edu where his whole life history is documented along with much of his work, well worth a read.
DIMENSIONS H 19.3 in. x W 24.02 in. x D 0.67 in.H 49 cm x W 61 cm x D 1.7 cm
- Australian Art
- 19thC Oceanic Art
- Woronora Creek, Sydney.
- Wall Art