~ Oil On Board Of British Royal Navy Ships At Anchor By Charles Gray Kennaway (Scottish 1860-1925) ~
The painting by Charles Gray Kennaway (Scottish 1860-1925) depicts a sunset off a rocky Scottish coastline with British Royal Navy ships at anchor. It is signed to the lower left ‘C.G. Kennaway’ and is both glazed and framed. It was originally owned by The Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club, Old Portsmouth.
~ Charles Gray Kennaway ~
From Baker’s son to Art Master; Charles Gray Kennaway was born in Perth (9 February 1860) and died in Perth (1925/
Charles was born in Perth the son of Charles Gray Kennaway (a baker) and his wife Elizabeth Keiller (of the Dundee marmalade making family).
He was educated at Perth Academy, took art lessons from William Proudfoot in Perth and enrolled at the Royal College of Art in London where he studied for 7 year. Charles spent the summer of 1887 studying in Paris and then became the Art Master at Sharp’s Institution in Perth. Charles was appointed Principal of the Athenaeum School in Glasgow in 1892 a post he held for the next 8 years. Charles and his Danish wife set up an artist’s colony at Dinan in the early 1900 and then exhibited widely at the major art exhibitions in the UK.
~ Condition ~
The painting is in excellent clean condition, the frame is sound but does have quite a few areas of loss to the guesso.
~ Dimensions ~
The frame is 71 cm (28 inches) wide by 53 cm (21 inches) tall.
The exposed canvas is 53cm (21 inches) wide by 34 cm (13 inches) tall.