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Douglas Alexander (1871-1945)-Early 20th Century Watercolour, Near Ballynahinch



A marvellous palette filled with subdued blues and rich umbers is used to depict a truly sublime portrayal of the picturesque landscape of Connemara, Ireland. The artwork itself is inscribed along the top edge and signed in the bottom left-hand corner. On wove.


The condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration. There is some residue around the edges from a previous mount.


25.6 x 37.4cm (10.1" x 14.7")
Sheet: 28.7 x 39.7cm (11.3" x 15.6")

Artist Biography

Douglas Alexander was a landscape painter born in Limerick. He first worked as an apprentice in J&G Boyd Ltd, and then he moved to Dublin where he was employed full time as a lithographic by James Walker & Co printers.

Douglas was particularly influenced by the scenes of the West of Ireland, Connemara and spent a lot of his time producing oil and watercolour paintings of this subject. He has showed only two pictures at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1935, ‘At Roundstone, Connemara’ and in 1938, ‘Bog Road’.

He was also a member of the Dublin Sketching Club, Alexander showed six pictures in the 1937 and 1938 exhibitions.


Letterfrack, County Galway, Ireland

More Information
Code qe668
Artist Douglas Alexander (1871-1945)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 25.6 x 37.4cm
Framed Yes
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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