WELCH, Nugent;

Land Breeze

c.1940
Oil on canvas
395 x 500mm

Inscriptions: N. Welch [l.l.] Land Breeze / £21-0-0 [label verso]

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.

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of F. Campbell Sprott QC, Te Whanganui-a-Tara.

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