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The River Arun at Amberley ~ José Weiss


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The River Arun at Amberley ~ José Weiss


Title: The River Arun at Amberley
Artist: José Weiss (1859-1919) British
Detail: Oil on panel. 9 x 14 ½ in. (frame: 16 x 21 in.) Signed. circa 1890.Inscribed verso
Price: £2,150
Location: Petworth




Artist Biography


Jose Weiss (Joseph Vincent Nicholas Francis Weiss) was landscape painter, born in Paris in 1859.He adopted British nationality in 1899 after a painting holiday in Sussex.


He lived At Houghton House in the village of Houghton, near Arundel, West Sussex.


Weiss was a prolific and great painter of English landscapes in the style of the Barbizon School, mostly depicting scenes of the Sussex countryside, and exhibited 17 works at the Royal Academy 1887-1904. Works include ‘A Sussex Farmyard’, ‘Southdown Sheep’, and ‘A bright day on the Arun.


He is also known as a great pioneer of aviation and a glider enthusiast an interest that he was as passionate about as his painting.


Provenance: with the Gainsborough Gallery, London EC2


This lovely South Downs view is a very good small-scale work on panel by Weiss, with strong Barbizon School influence.

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