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.