Gavin Claxton


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'Venice from the Riva degli Schiavoni' by Keeley Halswelle RSA, RI (1831-1891).

The painting is signed by the artist and presented in a bespoke gold metal leaf frame.

Aged 20, (John) Keeley Halswelle was commissioned to produce a series of drawings in Scotland, and subsequently studied at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. In 1862 he made his debut at the Royal Academy in London where he continued to exhibit for next thirty years. Although the artist’s early work primarily consisted of English or Scottish scenes, his move to Italy in 1869 lead to a series of spectacular landscapes and subject pictures set in Rome and Venice.

Keeley Halswelle was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1866, and a full member in 1881. The following year he became a founder member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. Today, works by Keeley Halswelle can be found in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the National Gallery in London.

Academy Fine Paintings only offers artwork for sale in the finest condition it can be for its age, having been professionally cleaned, conserved, and re-varnished. Clients should also note that tracked and signed for international shipping is complimentary.

Dimensions: (framed) 50cm x 68cm (19¾” x 26¾”)

Dimensions: (canvas only) 35cm x 54cm (13¾” x 21¼”)

Medium: Oil on canvas.

Provenance: Private UK collection.

Presentation: Fine quality gold metal leaf frame.

Condition: Very good. Professionally cleaned, restored, and re-varnished. Ready to hang.



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