Weiss, Jose (1859-1929): Landscape near Arundel, Sussex, signed, oil on canvas, 82 x 122 cms. Presented by Alfred A. De Pass in memory of his sons.
About the frame
A British nineteenth-century Régence-revival frame, with applied composition ornament; ogee profile with straight rails; scrolling foliate cartouche corners and centres with centre rosettes, the corners with shells; trailing foliate rinceaux with florets; small sanded frieze; acanthus-&-shell sight moulding; ornamented back edge; gilded finish.
About the Artist
Jose Weiss was a talented landscape painter who is perhaps better known as a pioneer of aviation. He was born in France but moved to England in the early 1890s after holidaying in West Sussex. He lived at Houghton House in the village of Houghton, Arundel, Sussex, and remained there living and painting for the rest of his life. In August 1899 he became a British subject by naturalisation. He exhibited at he Royal Academy, Goupil Gallery and he Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Today his work is in great demand with collectors.