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Claude Hayes RI ROI RWS (Irish, 1852-1922)

‘Near The Berkshire Downs, Woburn Hill, Addlestone, Surrey’


Watercolor on paper laid down on board

Titled and signed on the boards reverse, ‘Near the Berkshire Downs, Woburn Hill, Addlestone, Surrey’.
Dimensions, (sight) 20.5" high x 26.5" wide, (framed) 27" high x 33" wide.         


A fine and exceptionally large 19th century 'plein air' pastoral landscape, masterfully executed in watercolors by noted 19th century Irish artist, Claude Hayes (1852-1922), RI ROI RWS.

This unusually large format watercolor expresses a remarkable atmospheric quality, deftly executed with a heightened sense of natural ambient light, perspective, and depth of field.


Claude Hayes was a highly accomplished Irish artist most noted for his 'plein air' pastoral landscapes. He exhibited 21 works at the Royal Hibernia Academy (RBA) in 1874 and exhibited for over 40 years beginning in 1876 until 1916 at the Royal Academy of London (RA). He also represented England at the 1912 Venice Biennale. He was elected to the Royal Academy of Oil Painters in 1883 and to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolors in 1886.                          

His work is on permanent display at the Ulster Museum and the Leeds City Art Gallery, as well as at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

Claude Hayes RI ROI (Irish, 1852-1922) ‘Near The Berkshire Downs', watercolour

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