Toovey, Edwin (1835-1900; British)
Oil on canvas, c.90 x 152 cm
Purchased, 1875; de-accessioned and sold at auction, 1950
Unidentified, present location unknown
The 1894 catalogue lists this work as hanging in the McArthur Gallery, and provides some information on the subject, described as a spectacular section of the Yorkshire coastline.
Information on the artist is scanty, although he seems to have specialized in subjects like this. Coastal Cliffs, a similarly-sized painting sold at auction in 2006 for over US $3,000.
[comparative photo below: Toovey’s 1873 watercolour On the coast of Devon, auctioned in 2017]
AR 1875, p.38 (listing the size of the work as 60 x 35 inches); NGV 1894, p.73 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.8); NGV 1905, p.162 (List of pictures on loan to country galleries) [£47/5]
For the artist, see Bénézit 13, p.1065 (listing the present work). See http://www.findartinfo.com/search/listprices.asp?keyword=232052, for a list of recent works recorded at auction (including Coastal Cliffs, whose dimensions are given as 34.3 x 59.6 inches; photo available only to subscribers). Other typical examples may be found on the internet; for the watercolour reproduced here, see https://www.mutualart.com/Artwork/On-the-coast-of-Devon/CE187C297DC203E4 (sold by Woolley & Wallis, Salisbury, 12 Sept.2017, for £150)