Artist Sir Gerald Festus Kelly: Street scene: possibly the Isle-de-France, 1919

Artist Sir Gerald Festus Kelly (1879-1972): Street scene: possibly the Isle-de-France, 1919

 
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Sir Gerald Festus Kelly (1879-1972):
Street scene: possibly the Isle-de-France, 1919
Framed (ref: 75)

Signed and dated on the reverse

Oil on panel, 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (21.6 x 17.2 cm.)

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From his early training in Paris (under Canadian Impressionist painter James Wilson Morrice), Kelly was encouraged to sketch frequently en plein air. For this purpose he used small prepared wooden panels and was especially skilled at allowing the natural colour of the wooden panel to add luminosity to the painting. The setting is likely to be French, possibly the Isle-de-France. A panel of comparable size is in the collection of theTate.

We are grateful to Michael Barker for his assistance.