Halswelle, Keeley (1832-91; Scottish)
Welcome Shade 1884
Oil on canvas, 105.0 x 181.9 cm
Purchased, 1888 (advice of George Folingsby)
National Gallery of Victoria (p.312.4-1)

This pastoral image, in the tradition established by the purchase of Tschaggeny Sheep in repose 1864 {1864} NGV [PA], was chosen from the Grosvenor Gallery Intercolonial Exhibition held in Melbourne in 1888, together with Halswelle Heart of the Coolins 1886 {1888} NGV [PA].


AR 1887, p.34; NGV 1894, p.92 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.56); NGV 1905, p.90 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.31) [£600] 

NGV 1894 notes the purchase of this work from the 1888 exhibition (see also NGV catalogue entry for further details)