John Keeley RBSA, The Timber Cart after Peter De Wint - 19th-century watercolour


An original late 19th-century watercolour painting, John Keeley RBSA The Timber Cart after Peter De Wint.

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 inclusion of working figures to provide human interest.

The painting was accompanied by a backing board (no longer extant but pictured for information), titled ‘The Timber Cart, Homeward Bound, Peter de Wint’ - presumably a reference to de Wint’s own panoramic English landscapes, of which John Ruskin declared ‘De Wint makes me feel as if I were walking in the fields’.

This is one of three watercolour paintings by John Keeley RBSA (1849-1930) that we have for sale. 

Some minor age toning and faint foxing, as shown.
24.9cm x 36.8cm.

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-044

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