Hayes, Edwin (1819-1904; English)
Fishing Vessels off Granton
Watercolour on paper, c.53.3 x 78.7 cm
Purchased, 1892; de-accessioned and sold at auction, 1950
Present location unknown
[photo: work as reproduced in NGV 1894]
The artist, noted in NGV 1894 as a member of the Royal Institute for Painters in Water-Colours (RI), specialized in marine views. He grew up in Dublin, moving to London in the 1850s.
This work, bought from the Anglo-Australian exhibition in Melbourne, was illustrated in NGV 1894 and 1905 (as shown here). A smaller version, on canvas, sold at auction in London in April 2014.
AR 1892, p.23; SB, p.434 (noting the 1950 auction); NGV 1894, p.65 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.119. giving size as 21 x 31 inches; ill.); NGV 1905, p.40 (II.Stawell Gallery, no.10; ill.)[£65]
For the artist, see Bénézit 6, pp.1265-66; AKL 70 (2011), pp.367-68; and Mallalieu (1976), p.129. For the painting auctioned in 2014, see http://www.charlesmillerltd.com/Catalogues/ms300414/lot0009.html (Fishing Boats off Granton Harbour, Edinburgh, oil on canvas, 23.5 x 34 cm)