Samuel Lawson Booth 1836-1928

Landscape with Cattle, 1898
Oil Paint
30 x 41.50 in
As you can see, I photographed this beautiful painting outside in natural light to give you an idea of the wonderfully subtle earth tone palette used by the artist to depict this Romantic landscape. It was painted by Samuel Lawson Booth, a member of the Royal Academy, right at the end of the 19th century, when Academic painting was still being done and appreciated, but you also had this new vein of art coming up through the Impressionists and Post Impressionists. As far as Romanticism goes, this painting has it all: the ruined church in the background, cows watering, even a fisherman. Canvas is in very good shape, and has been relined. Ornate antique wood frame comes with it, also in good shape. Measures 30" x 41.5" framed, canvas is 24: x 35".

Samuel Lawson Booth

Samuel Lawson Booth was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1836. He taught at the Leeds School of Art, and was an Art Master at Bradford Technical College. In 1902, at the command of King Edward 7th, he traveled to Egypt and Israel, created dozens of sensitive and luminous paintings of the sights there, and exhibited them back home. He also painted scenes from around Europe, sweeping mountainous vistas glowing in meticulously observed light. He died in 1928 at age 91.


Sources include:
Stern Gallery,