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.|
|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.