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Thomas Faed (United Kingdom, 1826-1900) oil on canvas landscape genre scene titled Maternal Joy, depicting a girl watching tenderly as a boy feeds baby birds in a nest. Signed faintly lower right T. Faed. Titled on the carved gilt Rococo style frame. Sight - 16 1/4" H x 18 1/2" W. Framed - 24 3/4" H x 21 3/4" W. United Kingdom, 19th century. Biography (courtesy Tate Gallery): Thomas Faed was born on 8 June 1826, in Gatehouse of Fleet, Kirkcudbrightshire, and was the brother of John Faed. He received his art education in the School of Design, Edinburgh and was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1849. He went to London three years later, was elected an associate of the Royal Academy in 1861, and academician in 1864, and retired in 1893. His paintings are exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide including the Tate Gallery, the Aberdeen Art Gallery, and the Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow. He died in London on 17 August 1900. (Additional high-resolution photos are available at www.caseantiques.com)


Overall very good condition. Old dark varnish was removed and new varnish with synthetic resin applied. Paint retouching to lower margin, primarily to girl's skirt and boy's pants. Keys tied to stretcher to prevent dislodgement and acid-free foam core applied. Overall light craquelure to surface of painting. Frame has minor losses to right side.

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Thomas Faed Oil on Canvas Genre Scene

Estimate $1,200 - $1,400Aug 5, 2017