Primitive Oil “The Crooked House”Ref: MS3531Sold
William Highfield, British, 1850-1957, charming oil on canvas of the famous Crocked Pub near Himley Staffordshire, the pub originally a farm house was built in 1765, in the early 19th century mining in the area caused the house to sink to one side and in 1830 it became a public house called Siden House, a local word for crocked, later it was renamed the Glynne Arms after a local landowner, the building was condemned as unsafe in 1940 but was saved by the local brewery Wolverhamton and Dudley. the painting is signed and dated 1935 to the lower right hand corner. in untouched condition and later framed.
H 35.5 cm
W 46 cm
D 4 cm