An original late 19th-century watercolour painting, John Keeley RBSA Stormy Weather, Cumberland.
An atmospheric watercolour by landscape artist John Keeley RBSA (1849-1930). Keeley’s subjects were typically rural, and this work shows the artist’s characteristic treatment of weather to create drama. Cows nestling in the foreground are suggested with an economy of brushstroke, and the eye is drawn towards the dramatic skies by a flash of cobalt blue on the horizon.
Laid down on thin board.
This is one of three watercolour paintings by John Keeley RBSA (1849-1930) that we have for sale.
Signed lower right. The picture is accompanied by a separate fragment of card from an old mount giving the painting's title.
Overall in good condition for its age, there is some slight age toning to the paper.
13.3cm x 20.1cm.
John Keeley RBSA (1849-1930) was born at Morton-in-March in Gloucestershire, but it was in Birmingham that he forged his career as an artist. He trained under Edward Watson in Birmingham, and was an original member of the Birmingham Art Circle, founded in 1879. Keeley went on to exhibit over 300 paintings at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists. He was elected Associate of the RBSA in 1898, rising to full Member in 1902. He also exhibited at The Royal Academy of Art, The Royal Society of British Artists, The Royal Institute, Suffolk Street Galleries, The New Watercolour Society & The Walker Art Gallery. A Portrait of John Keeley RBSA by William John Wainwright PPRBSA (1855-1931) is one of the highlights of the RBSA collection.
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Product code: JN-043