Halswelle, Keeley (1832-91; Scottish)
The Heart of the Coolins, Isle of Skye 1886
Oil on canvas, 112.8 x 184.0 cm
Purchased, 1888 (advice of George Folingsby)
National Gallery of Victoria (p.312.3-1)

Suzanne Fraser, in the catalogue of the 2014 Ballarat Art Gallery exhibition Auld Land Syne, discusses this work as an example of the “Highlandism” obviously highly appealing to the many expatriate Scots living in colonial Australia (see also Graham After the Massacre at Glencoe 1889 {1889} NGV [PA]).

This landscape was bought from the 1888 Grosvenor Gallery Inter-colonial Exhibition held in Melbourne, together with Halswelle Welcome Shade 1884 {1888} NGV [PA].


AR 1887, p.34; NGV 1894, p.91 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.54); NGV 1905, p.94 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.48) [£400] 

See Susanne Fraser, in Inglis & others (ed.), Auld Lang Syne (2014), pp.229ff., esp.p.233 (reproducing this work)