013 Portrait of a Lady - Edward Hayes RHA (1797-1864) - Framed Watercolour and Pencil

Charming Portrait of a Lady by Edward Hayes RHA (1797-1864).This Water Colour and Pencil work is typical of his work and I was delighted to locate it recently in County Meath. Tipperary born Edward Hayes was a watercolourist and portrait painter. He studied drawing at the Dublin Society school and under Jospeh Samuel Alpenny. He practiced as a miniature painter in Kilkenny, Waterford and Clonmel while also teaching. He moved to Dublin and practiced as a miniature painter and exhibited frequently with the RHA. Hayes was elected a member of the RHA in 1861. His portrait of his teacher JS Alpenny, done while he was stil young, is held in the National Gallery of Ireland. Condition is Good with the expected wear on a piEce so old. I decided not to do any restoration as I believe a lot of the charm with this piece of art is the lovely patina of the old Frame and the magical charm of the art work.

Frame Dimensions Height 15" (38cm) Width 13.5" (34.5cm)

Picture Dimensions Height 7" (17.75cm) Width 6"(15cm)