1930 Stonehaven Harbour Aberdeenshire Sir Walter Westley Russel (1867-1949)

1930 Stonehaven Harbour Aberdeenshire Sir Walter Westley Russel (1867-1949)

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Circa 1930 Stonehaven Harbour - Sir Walter Westley Russell CVO RA (1867-1949)

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Stonehaven Harbour View, circa 1930

by Sir Walter Westley Russell CVO RA (1867-1949)

Circa 1930 view of Stonehaven harbour, oil on board by Sir Walter Westley Russell. Excellent and rare example of the painters work taking a high persecutive of the small harbour. Signed bottom right, presented in a good frame with detail inscription verso.

Measurements: 17" x 14" framed approx


Born 31 May 1867, in Forest Gate (Essex); died 16 April 1949, in London.

Painterengraver (etching), illustratorFigures, portraits, interiors, landscapes, architectural views.

Walter Westley Russell trained under Frederick Brown at Westminster School of Art. He taught at Slade School of Fine Art, London from 1895 to 1927. He was elected a Royal Academician in 1926 and served as Keeper of the Royal Academy from 1927 to 1942. He was knighted in 1935.

He was notably appreciated as a portraitist, and also made etchings. He contributed to the following publications: Illustrated London NewsDaily ChronicleThe Graphic and Pall Mall Magazine. During World War II, he undertook several commissions for the War Artists Advisory Committee.

He exhibited in London from 1891. He appeared at the exhibitions at the Royal Academy, London, the Royal Hibernian Academy and the New English Art Club, and in Liverpool in 1909.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Adelaide (AG of South Australia): Yachting at Blakeney (oil on canvas)

Cambridge (Fitzwilliam Mus.): Sunlight (watercolour)

Dublin (GMA)

Leicester (New Walk Mus. and AG): Girl on a Beach (red chalk)

Liverpool (Walker AG)

London (Grosvenor Gallery)

London (Imperial War Mus.): General Sir Alexander John Godley (1919oil on canvas); Reginald Stone (1941oil on canvas); Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding (oil on canvas); Staff Nurse R. Rosser (1942oil on canvas)

London (Royal Academy): Alice (c. 1926oil on canvas); Studland Beach (c. 1943oil on canvas)

London (Tate Collection): Donkeys and Kites (exhibited 1909oil on canvas); Carting Sand(exhibited 1910oil on canvas); The Blue Dress (1911oil on canvas); Mr Minney (1920oil on canvas); The Amber Beads (exhibited 1926oil on canvas); Cordelia (exhibited 1930oil on canvas); The Farmyard (exhibited 1934oil on canvas); High Tide, Blakeney (exhibited 1938oil on canvas)

Manchester (Whitworth AG): The Downs from Bungalow Town (watercolour); View of Southwick, from the Estuary (watercolour)


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