Oil on canvas; initialled, titled and dated 1885, labelled
13.5 x 23.5 inches
Wyndham Halswelle, the artist's son
Halswelle was a skilled but, initially, rather conventional figure painter, especially of Italian subjects - but in the 1880s he started to paint landscapes of Scotland and the Thames Valley in a looser, marvellously dramatic manner. He lived on a houseboat, painting hundreds of plein air sketches, many of which have ended up in the V&A and the National Gallery.