Edward Hartley Mooney (1878-1938)
A listed Northern British artist who travelled from Manchester to Dublin, to London to County Wicklow in Ireland, painting coastal scenes, landscapes, portraits and still lifes. He is noted mainly for his landscapes and floral still lifes. One of his best is the "Vale of Clwyd", a landscape of the hilly country, just southwest of Manchester with a panoramic view of the countryside.
His ability to paint those well received landscapes and then to paint his colorful still lifes, and all those portraits of prominent families, shows why he was in such high demand in both England and Ireland.
Concerning this oil painting, I believe that Edward Mooney must have had some great personal energy because these colors are hardly contained within the vase, or within the frame for that matter. Following on the heels of Impressionism during the time of Matisse and Chagall with their vibrant colors and design we have this artist in a hard, industrial environment like Manchester, Liverpool and Dublin showing everyone those deeper colors and another lovely way of looking at the world.
En verso is the beginnings of another painting. The whole of the canvas is used and it seems to be another still life but with tulips. It's a wonderful example on how his work might have been created.
Original vintage frame, a little scuffed but very serviceable. The canvas in very good condition. Ready to hang.
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Frame: 16 3/4" x 18 3/4" Image: 14" x 16"