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Winter – The Clyde from Greenock James Kay


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Country of origin: Scotland

Medium: Oil on Canvas

Signed: Signed & Dated 1924

Dated: c. 1924

Condition: Fine original condition

Size: 28.00" x 36.00" (71.1cm x 91.4cm)

Framed size: 36.00" x 44.00" (91.4cm x 111.8cm)

Provenance: Aitken & Dott - Edinburgh

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Steamers on the Clyde – Sunset James Kay

Oil on paper laid on board


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Steamers on the Clyde – Sunset
by James Kay

Artist biography

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Kay was born on the Isle of Arran, but after attending Glasgow School of Art he chose to settle on the mainland, maintaining a studio in Glasgow and living in Dunbartonshire. He was always fascinated by the sea and shipping and is perhaps best known for his powerful, dynamic pictures of ships at work on the Clyde. His informal, colourful style was ideal for capturing the bustle and drama of the docks, the hooting of the tugs and the rush of the ship-wakes in the harbour and he used it in many other river and coastal scenes of Holland, the North of France and of course on the Thames. He often worked in a distinctive mix of pastel, gouache and watercolour, though latterly he concentrated on pure oil and watercolour. His landscapes and street scenes were no less popular and his lively, bright, dramatic paintings earned him a considerable reputation both here and abroad, particularly in France where he spent much of his time. Exhibited at the Paris Salon in 1874 , RA (1884-1904), RSA (1884-1943) and RGI (1884-1943). Elected RSW (1896), ARSA (1933) and RSA (1938).

Previously Sold Artworks

Bathers at Dieppe James Kay

c. 1900
Oil on board


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Bathers at Dieppe
by James Kay - Sold

Gathering Sticks – Whistlefield James Kay

c. 1900
Oil on original canvas


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Gathering Sticks – Whistlefield
by James Kay - Sold