Oil on canvas
395 x 500mm
Nugent Welch preferred to paint in the open air, directly from nature. He was interested in the movement of clouds over a landscape, sometimes producing brooding atmospheric works which did not find as ready a public as his sunnier paintings did. His watercolours were always less adventurous than his oils probably because he tended to rely on tried and tested conventional formulas when painting them.
InscriptionsN. Welch [l.l.] Land Breeze / £21-0-0 [label verso]
Challenge Collection (later Fletcher Trust Collection), purchased via John Leech Gallery, Tāmaki Makaurau, from the estate of F. Campbell Sprott QC, Te Whanganui-a-Tara, June 1985
Collection and estate of F. Campbell Sprott QC, Te Whanganui-a-Tara