This is a small sketchbook style painting, but has great character and superb colouring,
A small white cottage is nestled in surrounding woodland, a track leading to it. There appears to be a tent pitched in front of the cottage. This is may be one of Archer’s many holiday destinations.
A photo of a similar looking cottage has been found in Archer’s photograph albums. Was this a cottage where he stayed for a painting holiday.
DIMENSIONS: 7″ x 5″ (17 cm x 13 cm) including white surround
PROVENANCE: In Archer’s portfolio of paintings as part of the private family collection, UK.
INSCRIPTIONS: No signature on the front, the back has a small pencil mark in one corner, possibly A.L.S initials?
CONDITION: Slight yellow ageing, but colours still bright.
It is anticipated that some of Archer's paintings will be available to purchase as limited edition prints in the future. In the meantime permission has been granted to Paradis Terrestre Greeting Cards to produce high quality greeting cards from some of Archer's paintings.