Two new pictures will be in stock soon
both are presently being cleaned. A seascape by John Falconer Slater depicting a rocky shore with breaking waves and a preparatory oil of the painting we recently sold entitled "The Smithy" by Ralph Hedley. The picture differs from the finished article in that the boy holding the horse is much older and the dog at his feet is not present. It would seem to be the final oil sketch for the exhibition painting as Hedley's first composition for the painting was highly criticised
as he had the horse facing the forge something a horse would never do!