N01596 GALWAY GOSSIPS c. 1887
Inscr. ‘E. A. Waterlow’ b.l.
Oil on canvas, 30×50 3/4 (76·5×128).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1887.
Exh: R.A., 1887 (161).
Repr: Academy Notes, May 1887, p.43; Sir Edward J. Poynter, The National Gallery, III, 1900, p.357.
After working in Newlyn in the early eighties the artist paid several visits to the west coast of Galway. N01596 appears to have been the first of his Irish subjects. It was followed by others up to 1889, when he exhibited ‘St MacDara's Day’.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II