Tuesday, August 6, 2013

John Samuel Raven - A Song of Joy and Gladness

John Samuel Raven 1829-1877


A Song of Joy and Gladness
Oil on paper laid onto panel; signed with monogram and dated 1867 verso, within a painted mount inscribed 'For lo the winter is past/ The rain is over and gone/ The flowers appear on the earth/ The time of the singing of birds is come'; bears label on the reverse 'Painted by John Raven/ Came from Merlwood-/ Hung at Eggerslack + Craig Foot/ Left to Caree [?] Willie Carius- left/ to us by Consie Zoe Carius/ Hung up at Bracken Fold, Sep. 1931'

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