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.)
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.