This photograph was taken from the bedroom window of my Shropshire (UK) home at 5.17am on the 31st July 2015. I am fortunate to live in such a beautiful and unspoilt area of outstanding natural beauty. There are often sensational sunrises and sunsets as the house is in the valley of the River Corve. This is looking east up the valley while the sun sets at the end of the day over the hills that comprise Wenlock Edge.
In the early morning long shadows are cast across the Shropshire (UK) water meadows photographed from the bedroom window of his home by Anthony Sargeant. Clear skies over night give a crisp frosty winter’s morning.
Anthony J Sargeant bought this oil on board painting by Rowley Leggett.
Anthony J Sargeant bought this oil on board painting after it was auctioned at Brightwells Auction House in Leominster. Rowley Leggett was a female artist producing work at the beginning of the 20th Century. The scene in the painting is quite likely to be in East Sussex depicting a farm cottage nestled in the South Downs. It has an old label on the frame which refers to Fittleworth, East Sussex. It seems to be in its original frame – which is certainly ‘period’ – but it would probably benefit from being reframed in a less heavy and more sympathetic style.
Rowley Leggett paintings do not attract high prices but we like her style and have personal connections with her – if you have one and you are interested in selling do please let us know. We would like to build up a collection of her work.