James Hardy Jr1832 - 1889
THE GILLIE BOYStock code: S4103
Signed & Dated 1874
Oil on Mahogany Panel
11 3/4 x 10 ins / 29.3 x 25.4 cms
Price category: D: £15,000 - £20,000
A painter of rustic landscapes and hunting scenes, Hardy specialised in sporting scenes depicting dogs and game, usually set in highland scenery. He painted both in oil and watercolour and exhibited regularly, at the Royal Academy between 1862 and 1886, the British Institution, the Suffolk Street Gallery and the New Watercolour Society of which he became a member in 1877.
The artist lived all his life in Bristol and died there on 4th April, 1889.