Kay, James R.S.A, R.S.W. (Scottish)
Classical landscape, pastel, indistinctly signed l/l,
8.5" x 12" sight, 18" x 21" frame.
About the Painting: Very good condition. Minor flaking of the pigment - especially noticible with the signature. The two white marks above the trees, upper left, are reflections off the glass.
About the Artist: Marines, landscapes, street and Continental scenes in oil and water-colour. Born on 22nd October 1858 at Lamlash, Isle of Arran, and studied art at the Glasgow School of Art. Painted widely in France and Holland, and indeed achieved much success abroad. Tended to favour coastal and river subjects. Exhibited at the R.A. from 1889 and the Paris Salon from 1894. Maintained a studio in Glasgow and for many years lived at Whistlefield, Dunbartonshire. Died on 26th September 1942.
Provenance: Gift of the artist to King Farouk of Egypt and through his daughter to David G. Kramer, Washington, D.C. from whom it was acquired.