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Claude Hayes RI (1852-1922) - Early 20th Century Watercolour, River Landscape



A delicate watercolour study by the British artist Claude Hayes. Depicting a farmland landscape with cows and small cottages in the distance. On watercolour paper laid to board. Signed.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and minor foxing. Scuffs to the edges of the board.


23.7 x 34.4cm (9.3" x 13.5")
Sheet: 25.8 x 36.8cm (10.2" x 14.5")

Artist Biography

Claude Hayes RI ROI RWS (1852-1922) was a Dublin born painter. He avoided his father's wish to make a businessman by running away to sea and serving on the Golden Fleece, one of the transports used in the Abyssinian expedition of 1867-68. Returning to London, he studied art at Heatherley's and the Royal Academy Schools, and then in Antwerp, under Charles Verlat. He worked in Hampshire with James Aumonier and also in Surrey with William Charles Estall, whose sister he married.

Hayes exhibited widely in London and provincial centres, and was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours in 1886, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 1883, and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour, 1902. He also showed at the RA, RBSA, Brook Street Art Gallery, Dudley Gallery, FAS, GI, Grosvenor Gallery, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, MAFA, RBA, RHA, Ridley Art Club, RSW and Walker's Gallery, London. In 1912, Claude Hayes represented England at the Venice Biennale. His work is in various public collections in England and Ireland including the Ulster Museum, Museums Sheffield and the Leeds City Art Gallery. His father was the artist Edwin Hayes.

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Code pt492
Artist Claude Hayes RI (1852-1922)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 23.7 x 34.4cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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