Gladstone Eyre (1863-1933) – Colonial river scene, watercolour c. 1895

$950.00 AUD

Gladstone Eyre (1863-1933)

watercolour, Colonial river scene, with men crossing an inlet & dingy approaching a jetty, a sail on the horizon.

Set in period oak mount & slip,

signed lower right, c. 1895


minor staining, in original frame


image 62 x 22.5cm, frame 79.5 x 30 cm


Provenance: Clifford Craig collection, probably collected Tasmania, 1970's. Gladstone Eyre, portraitist and landscape painter, was born 11 June 1862 in Brunswick, Victoria. The Eyre Family moved to Sydney, New South Wales, in 1877. William Eyre began to promote his son’s artistic talents by writing to important politicians and church leaders of the colony seeking their advice on how he might develop as an artist. Not surprisingly, they suggested study at art schools in London, Rome or Paris. Regardless, Gladstone Eyre remained in Sydney and established himself as a portrait painter throughout the 1880s. In 1891 Eyre moved to Launceston, Tasmania, with his family under engagement to Mr R J Nicholas, photographer of St John Street. His paintings were displayed regularly in the shop front of this studio. Throughout the 1890s Eyre painted landscapes of Tasmania in oils, crayon and watercolours from life and photographs. Eyre and his family returned to Sydney in 1902 and resided in North Sydney until his death in 1933.

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