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Oil on Canvas Landscape Painting by Joseph Thors (ca. 1835 – 1920)

  • $ 1,60000

Original signed oil on canvas landscape painting by Joseph Thors. Typical Victorian School of Norwich style of oil painting in original gesso gold frame. This oil on canvas landscape painting is signed on the bottom left hand corner of the pastoral scene.

Detailed landscape examination shows the farmhouse scene in the foreground of a woman feeding geese along the bank of a river. This dates from the later part of the 19th century.

Joseph Thors was born in Amsterdam in the mid 1830s. By 1861 he was lodging at 115 Great Russell Street, Finsbury, in London. In the following year, on 25 June 1862, he married Hendrina Mendelsohn, a native of Utrecht.

He was recorded as living and working in London, then Birmingham - he also travelled for a while in France. He exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, British Institution, and Society of British Artists in London, and was also exhibited in Birmingham between 1869 – 1900.

Thors is regarded as belonging to the Birmingham school though his style is of the Norwich school which he admired. He painted in oils, his work depicting peaceful English rustic scenes featuring landscapes, cottages, people and animals. He also painted river scenes and occasionally coastlines.

His output was prolific and there are reported to be 14 of his paintings in public collections in the United Kingdom.


Framed oil painting measures 25.5“ long by 18.5“ wide (painting measures 19.25 long by 13.25 wide) and weighs 6.4lbs.


This oil on canvas is in good condition, could do with a clean with the odd blemish some loss of paint on the frame(please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).

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