28th Mar, 2024 10:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

 
Lot 81
 

* ROBERT KELSEY DA MUniv PAI FRSA (SCOTTISH b. 1949)
PLEASURE BOATS ON THE CRINAN CANAL

oil on canvas, signed
framed

image size 71cm x 76cm, overall size 88cm x 93cm

Note 1: The Crinan Canal between Crinan and Ardrishaig in Argyll and Bute in the west of Scotland is operated by Scottish Canals and is one of Scotland’s natural beauty spots. The canal, which opened in 1801, takes its name from the village of Crinan at its western end. Approximately nine miles (14 km) long, the canal connects the village of Ardrishaig on Loch Gilp with the Sound of Jura, providing a navigable route between the Clyde and the Inner Hebrides, without the need for a long diversion around the Kintyre peninsula, and in particular the exposed Mull of Kintyre. Note 2: Robert Kelsey is one of Scotland's most prominent landscape painters working today. Born in Glasgow in 1949, Robert studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art from 1966-70 under David Donaldson, James Robertson, and Alexander Goudie. Kelsey went on to teach art until 1995, at which point he left education to paint full time. Since then, Robert Kelsey has developed a reputation as one of Scotland's finest and in-demand painters, particularly for his stunning coastlines.

 

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Sold for £1,200
Estimated at £1,200 - £1,800


 
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