Details
Edwin Hayes, R.H.A., R.I. (Bristol 1819-1904 London)
A fishing boat off Dalkey, Ireland
signed 'E. Hayes' (lower left) and dated and dedicated ‘With E. Hayes and Mrs. Hayes/very kind wish for/a happy Christmas/to Mr. and Mrs. Bram Stoker/1892./Scene Dalkey Island' (on the reverse)
pencil and watercolour with oil on paper
4 x 7 in. (10.2 x 17.8 cm.)


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Provenance
Gifted by the artist to Bram Stoker, London, 1892.
with Cynthia O’Connor & Co. Ltd., Dublin, June 1981, where bought for the present collection.
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Hayes trained at Kildare School of Art, Dublin, before going to sea to gain a better understanding of how to paint boats. He exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, throughout his life, and after he moved to London in 1852, at the Royal Academy and New Watercolour Society, as well as the New and Grosvenor Galleries.
This watercolour was a gift from the artist to Bram Stoker, author of Dracula.

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