H. Hardey Simpson (exh. 1882-1902)
|Artist Name||H. Hardey Simpson (exh. 1882-1902)|
|Title||Seagulls in a Harbour Seascape|
|Description||This gorgeous and large British Edwardian marine oil painting is by noted artist H Hardey Simpson. Painted in 1906 it depicts seagulls and a black cormorant over an azure blue Cornish sea. In the foreground, on some rock with pink sea thrifth growing, stands the cormorant over looking the action. A number of seagulls are circling around over head while more gulls bob on the water near a beach with majestic cliffs. The detail, brushwork and colouring are superb. This is a really lovely painting of sea birds in action, full of life and an excellent example of Simpson's work.
Signed and dated lower left.
|Provenance||Boydell Galleries Liverpool label verso.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 31 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a beautiful ornate gilt gallery frame, 40 inches by 33 inches, in gallery condition.|
|Biography||H Hardey Simpson (exh. 1882-1902) was a portrait, flower and animal painter who mainly worked in oils. He lived in Bowden in Cheshire in 1882 and Conway in Wales in 1902. He exhibited at Birmingham 1, Walker Gallery Liverpool 9, Manchester City Art Gallery 17, Royal Academy London 2, Royal Society of British Artists 2, Royal Hibernian Academy 1, Royal Cambrian Academy 1.|