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Claude Hayes RI (1852-1922) - Watercolour, Mountain and River Landscape



Claude Hayes RI ROI RWS (1852-1922) - Original Early 20th Century Watercolour. With graphite and gouache. A charming painting by the highly regarded Dublin landscape & portrait painter, Claude Hayes. He exhibited from 1876 at the Royal Academy and in 1884 he first exhibited at the Royal Institute for Painters in Watercolour, of which he was elected a member in 1886. This watercolour is painted on board and is fixed in a washline cream card mount measuring (28 x 40.5 cm). Signed in the lower left. Condition is typical for a picture of this age including some discolouration and foxing. There is also some foxing to the mount.


18.5 x 26cm (7.3" x 10.2")

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Artist Biography

Claude Hayes RI ROI RWS (1852-1922) was a Dublin born painter who to avoid his father's wish to make a businessman of him ran away to sea and served on the Golden Fleece, one of the transports used in the Abyssinian expedition of 1867-68, and also spent a year in the United States. 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 nu565
Artist Claude Hayes (1852-1922)
Date Early 20th Century
Dimensions 18.5 x 26cm
Framed No
Medium Watercolour
Style Realism
Subject Landscape
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