Ellis, Edwin (1841-95; English)
Summer Morning, North Wales (1888)
Oil on canvas, 122.0 x 213.0 cm
Gift of David Beath, 1889
National Gallery of Victoria (p.314.2-1)

Ellis specialized in British coastal landscapes. This example, now clearly in need of restoration – and hence not reproduced here – is noted in NGV 1905 as showing the same view as the artist’s The Haven under the Hill (Anglesey), exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1885: see comparative reproduction below.

[comparative photo: The Haven under the Hill (Anglesey) (Manchester Art Gallery)]


AR 1889, p.43; NGV 1894, p.84 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.43); NGV 1905, p.95 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.50: ill.) 

See http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/explore/collection/work/3933/ (with details and reproduction as shown here). For Ellis, see Bénézit 5, pp.167-68 and AKL 33 (2002), p.327 (both giving the artist’s dates as shown above; and http://www.edwinellis.co.uk/index.html (Stephen Hickford: “The life and work of Edwin Ellis”). For the painting in Manchester, see https://manchesterartgallery.org/collections/title/?mag-object-97 (1885.26)