Painting, Oil on Canvas by Joel Owen/Francis E Jamieson
An oil on canvas signed by Joel Owen, but known to be one of the many pseudonyms used by the artist Francis E Jamieson, who flourished between 1885-1940.
The painting depicts a watery evening landscape with a shepherd and his flock of sheep walking towards the sunset. The painting is dated 1916. This work is unusual in that the artist rarely included the human figure or animals into his canvasses.
Jamieson was an English painter who, after a holiday to the Highlands of Scotland, became obsessed with painting highland landscapes and became one of the most prolific artists of his time.
Jamieson lived on the south coast of England and was contracted to a large department store to supply them with his paintings. He was an ambitious man and keen to sell more works than through just one shop. In order to do this, he started to sign his works with pseudonyms other than his own name, in order that he could sell his work to a wider audience. It worked...and it is considered that Jamieson used several different names, so he could sell more of his paintings undetected by his employers. Some of the pseudonyms used by this artist, as well as Joel Owen, are A de Perrin, Arnould Pienne, Aubrey Ramus, G McGregor, Henry Stewart, H B David, Stanley Penn, Henry Cooper, H James, Stanley Graham, J H Boel, Walter Lewis, Graham Williams, H B Davis, W Richards and A Lewis.
In addition to selling through furniture shops, Jamieson would travel door to door offering his paintings to housewives and private buyers. A story is told by an old customer who remembers that Jamieson started selling door to door travelling by bicycle...by the end of his career, he was selling door to door in his Bentley motor car.
The popularity of Jamieson remains strong. An ideal artist for collectors, with a full range of English and Scottish landscapes available.
The painting has been recently reframed with colours to complement the work and is ready to hang. Please note that the framer mistakenly cut the frame in the top right corner.
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The painting is 77 cm wide and 52 cm high. The frame is 90 cm wide, 4.5 cm deep and 66 cm high.