Patrick Downie (1854-1945)

Artist Name Patrick Downie (1854-1945)
Title A Summer Afternoon - Firth of Clyde
Description This lovely Scottish exhibited seascape oil painting is by noted Scottish artist Patrick Downie. It was painted in 1914 and exhibited at the Glasgow Institute of Fine art that year entitled A Summer Afternoon - Firth of Clyde. The composition is a coastal scene with several figures of bathers and children playing on rocks on the shoreline. The Firth of Clyde is the mouth of the river Clyde, located on the west coast of Scotland. The sunlight on the water is superb as it illuminates the scene. The brushwork on the water and clouds are also fantastic. A really lovely Scottish 1914  coastal seascape with excellent provenance and a superb example of Downie's work.  

Signed lower left. 
Provenance Exhibited; Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, 1914 no. 208 entitled A Summer Afternoon - Firth of Clyde. 
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 36 x 28 inches
Frame House in an ornate gilt frame, 43 inches by 35 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Patrick Downie (1854-1945) was a landscape and coastal painter. He was born in Greenock Scotland, the youngest child of three siblings to Irish born parents. Although he always wanted to be an artist, Downie had to take several other jobs first to help support the family. During this time he used to sketch local scenes. Downie was eventually able to fulfil his ambitions to become an artist and studied in Paris which was the beginning of a life long career. He left Greenock after his mother died and settled in Paisley where he had several generous patrons. he married Maggie Cochran, a talented amateur artist who died in 1897. He later married her sister Helen was was also an artist. Downie later lived in Largs in North Ayrshire which is where he died in 1945. 

RSW 1902. Exhibited: Arlington Gallery 2, Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts  133, Walker Gallery Liverpool 36, Manchester City Art Gallery 7, Royal Academy 16, Royal Society of British Artists 3, Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour,  4, Royal Scottish Academy 54, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Water Colours 126.
Price £12000
Buy Now Make An Offer
By clicking "Accept All" you agree to the use of analytical cookies that we use on our website to measure usage. These cookies provide information that will help us to improve our site and enhance user experience. By clicking "Manage Preferences", you can manage your consent and find out more about the cookies we use.
Manage your privacy preferences

These are functional cookies needed to keep our website working properly and give you the best experience when visiting our website.

We collect information about how visitors use our website. The information is in aggregate form and counts visitor numbers and other information to help us improve our website.

These cookies ensure that, if applicable, any adverts are properly displayed and targeted based on your browsing. They may also be used to integrate social media on our site.

We may use assets from 3rd parties on our website, for example, Google fonts, which enhance your viewing and visual experience.

Read our privacy policy