Giles, James (1801-70; Scottish)
Loch Avon, Highlands of Scotland
Watercolour, 44.8 x 67.6 cm
Purchased 1871
National Gallery of Victoria (p.165.3-1)

Giles, a member of the Royal Scottish Academy, was a portraitist and landscape-painter.

This work bears out Mallalieu’s expert opinion that, while traditional, “his full water-colours show great beauty of colour and composition…”


Not listed in AR 1871; NGV 1894, p.50 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.43; size given as 17 x 26 inches); NGV 1905, p. 51 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.57) [£30] 

Not reproduced in the NGV’s online catalogue; author’s photo reproduced here (Oct.2019)

For the artist, see Bénézit 6, p.176; AKL 54 (2007), p.78; and Mallalieu (1976), p.109 (quoted)