A superb oil on board signed with this well-respected artists usual VdeF monogram.
The painting has a local farm worker taking a break by a well.
James De Fleury was an established London based painter of landscapes and coastal scenes. He exhibited in London at the Royal Academy from 1847-1868, along with shows at the British Institution and Society of British Artists.
He paintings reflect his wide travels, including Brittany, Switzerland and Northern Italy