c1870 English Village Lane Oil on Canvas by Edwin Brown


An attractive looking oil on canvas painting of a Victorian period woman and child walking down a lane between red stone or brick buildings.

The painting is not dated, but probably dates from between 1860 – 1880, given the dresses worn. The look of the buildings looks like Staffordshire. The painting is signed on the bottom right E. Brown for Edwin Brown, who is known for his slightly naïve animal portraits, hunting scenes, landscapes and portrait painting. He is sometimes referred to as Edward or E. Brown of Coventry. The painting is in good condition apart from a chip to the paint to the left of the central chimney and a small repair above it, that would be easy to restore. It is mounted in a nice quality moulded gilt wooden frame.

Edwin Brown (aka. E Brown of Coventry) (1814 – 1891) was an Animal Portrait Painter, who worked in Coventry, Warwickshire, England for most of his working life painting horses, dogs, prized farm animals, hunting scenes and landscapes/portraits for local families, such as in this case.

Size painting: 91.5 x 51 cm (36 x 20 inches)
Size frame: 104 x 63 x 3 cm (41 x 24 ¾ x 1 ¼ inches)
Weight: 4350 g