Hall, George Lothian (1825-88; English)
The Tide of the Solway 1878
Watercolour, c. 53.34 x 121.92 cm
Unidentified; present location unknown
The artist was a well-regarded landscape watercolourist; examples are held in the Yale Center for British Art, and elsewhere.
However, this work, which was bought in Melbourne, according to NGV 1905, cannot be traced.
[comparative photo: Coastal scene c.1850 (auctioned 2019)]
NGV 1894, p.48 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.25); NGV 1905, p.46 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.33; size given as 48 x 21 inches) [£52/10 (acc.to NGV 1905; NGV 1894 suggests £50)]
For the artist, see Bénézit 6, p.1049; AKL 68 (2011), p.215; Mallalieu (1976), p.121; and http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Search… For the work reproduced here, see https://www.lotsroad.com/lot-details/45187/george-lothian-hall-british-1825-1888-coastal-scene (Lots Road Auctions, London, 6 Jan.2019, lot457: size given as 33 x 70 cm; work sold for £70)