This pastoral landscape is very well executed employing a sophisticated knowledge of light, color and perspective. The painting itself is measuring about 19 ½ (50 cm) by 17. (45 cm) , and frame is measuring about 28 (71 cm) by 27 (68 cm). It is signed and dated by the artist in the lower left corner. This painting would be a very sound investment and a great addition to any collection.Edward Gay (18371928) was an Irish-American artist born in Dublin who specialized in landscape paintings. He was active in Mt. Vernon, New York and Cragsmoor, New York. The 1848 Irish potato famine forced his family to move to America, when he was 11 years old.
Gay trained in Albany on the advice of James Hart, his brother William Hart, and George Henry Boughton, artists who recognized Gay's talent while he was still a child. In 1862, Gay went to Karlsruhe in Germany to continue his studies under the artists Johann Wilhelm Schirmer and Karl Friedrich Lessing. Gay and his wife, Martha Freary, moved to Mt. The couple had a son, Duncanalso an artistand a daughter, Ingovar.
Gay was a member of the New York Artists Fund Society, National Academy of Design, and the Lotos Club. He exhibited in museums and galleries throughout America and he painted murals for public libraries in Mt. Vernon, New York and Bronxville, New York. Gay died in 1928 in Mount Vernon, New York.
Please note that most of the items we sell are vintage or antique, and therefore they have some imperfections due to age, wear, etc. Anything I consider significant I would mention in the description.Also note that we deal in fine art, not a framing business. We examine carefully the paintings and report any issues detected but the frames we got them in come along just as complementary in as found as is condition. We take great care in packing the items to make sure they arrive safely, and all of our items are fully insured. Canadian residents please add 5% GST or 12-15% HST where applicable. The item "Edward Gay (18371928) Irish-American Antique 1860's New York Pastoral Landscape" is in sale since Monday, April 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "artmarketspot" and is located in ON. This item can be shipped worldwide.