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Old British Countryside, Thatched Cottage Landscape by Reginald Franklin Selfe "The Cottage" Original Oil Painting 1950's

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Reginald Franklin Selfe (1888-1960) born in England, raised in Guildford, Surrey and was successful early on having earned himself a membership in the British Watercolour Society.

He was 26 years old when the First World War began and perhaps because of the war, is why many of his works have this depth of tranquility about them, especially his landscapes.

He came to Canada in 1924 with friends and moved into Tavistock, Ontario, where he created a private and a sometime solitary life for himself for the next 36 years, moving back to Guildford because of his failing health, to be with his sisters in 1960.

There are stories where neighbors would see him leaving on his bicycle with paints and easel and not be seen until several days later. He loved exploring the Tavistock area, staying at Inns or camping out for a couple of days, finishing off a painting before coming home again.

He also loved the Elora Gorge and the Muskoka areas as did so many other painters before him and it was there he gave lessons for several years to Boy Scout troops that came to the area.

Being prolific his paintings can be grouped into themes. His most successful themes were the Canadian winter scenes; other recurring themes include urban England, thatched cottages and English villages. His English paintings remind me of Thomas Kinkade, years before Kinkade created his signature works.

Reginald Franklin Selfe is a listed Canadian artist and has a home in the National Gallery in Ottawa. His works are selling in the U.S. and Europe and oddly very well in the Philippines where one of his winter works was listed for $1899.00 CAD.

This thatched cottage is an image he revisited several times, sometimes painting the exact same spot and other times from an opposite view. Always charming.

Painting and frame in good vintage condition, unsigned, ready to hang.


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Frame: 15 1/4" x 21 1/2"
Image: 12" x 18"
Reginald Franklin Selfe (1888-1960) born in England, raised in Guildford, Surrey and was successful early on having earned himself a membership in the British Watercolour Society.

He was 26 years old when the First World War began and perhaps because of the war, is why many of his works have this depth of tranquility about them, especially his landscapes.

He came to Canada in 1924 with friends and moved into Tavistock, Ontario, where he created a private and a sometime solitary life for himself for the next 36 years, moving back to Guildford because of his failing health, to be with his sisters in 1960.

There are stories where neighbors would see him leaving on his bicycle with paints and easel and not be seen until several days later. He loved exploring the Tavistock area, staying at Inns or camping out for a couple of days, finishing off a painting before coming home again.

He also loved the Elora Gorge and the Muskoka areas as did so many other painters before him and it was there he gave lessons for several years to Boy Scout troops that came to the area.

Being prolific his paintings can be grouped into themes. His most successful themes were the Canadian winter scenes; other recurring themes include urban England, thatched cottages and English villages. His English paintings remind me of Thomas Kinkade, years before Kinkade created his signature works.

Reginald Franklin Selfe is a listed Canadian artist and has a home in the National Gallery in Ottawa. His works are selling in the U.S. and Europe and oddly very well in the Philippines where one of his winter works was listed for $1899.00 CAD.

This thatched cottage is an image he revisited several times, sometimes painting the exact same spot and other times from an opposite view. Always charming.

Painting and frame in good vintage condition, unsigned, ready to hang.


Free Shipping to Canada and Continental United States.

Frame: 15 1/4" x 21 1/2"
Image: 12" x 18"

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Normally, orders will be packed and mailed within 2 business days of receiving payment. Shipping will be to the address provided by the buyer unless otherwise specified through Etsy's 'convo' system. Please check to be sure shipping addresses are updated to ensure that packages are delivered to the right place. Parcel tracking numbers and estimated arrival dates are provided to customers as soon as items are shipped.

I typically use Canada Post First Class Mail.

SHIPPING UPGRADES:
If you are interested in shipping upgrades - including expedited shipping methods like, FedEx Express and FedEx 2Day - please convo me before purchase so the shipping cost can be adjusted accordingly.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING:
I am happy to provide a shipping quote for international buyers, as well as to those who live in Alaska and Hawaii. Please contact me with your location before ordering so I can determine shipping costs. Any listing/s you are interested in will be promptly updated with the applicable shipping destination and related costs.

Please be aware your country may charge additional customs fees, duty and/or import taxes, and that those charges are the responsibility of the buyer.

COMBINED SHIPPING:
If you are buying multiple items, please convo me and I will combine shipping when possible if payment is made for all items in one transaction and all items are sent to the same address.

Old British Countryside, Thatched Cottage Landscape by Reginald Franklin Selfe "The Cottage" Original Oil Painting 1950's

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  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: Frame, Oil on Board
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