This very fine impressionist oil on panel painting by Alexander MacLean was exhibited at the Royal Academy, London in 1925.
Depicting the sun setting over a coastal landscape, the work is romantically titled "When the Moon riseth, as she were a dreaming".
It is testament to the beauty of this painting that it was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1925 . It was shown in Gallery No. V, Exhibit No. 233, and shared a catalogue page with works by Charles Spencelayh, W. L. Wylie R.A, Robert Gemmell Hutchinson and William Lee Hankey, amongst others.
The work is signed lower right and inscribed by the artist with the title and artist's address on a label attached to the reverse of the panel. A leading example of Alexander MacLean's work.
Artist: Alexander MacLean (British, 1867-1940)
Title: When the Moon riseth, as she were a Dreaming
Medium: Oil on panel
Size: 23 x 29 inches (59 x 74 cm) including the frame
Alexander MacLean was a Scottish painter who lived and worked in London for much of his career. He was a member of the Royal Society of British Artists, for whom he served as a vice-president. MacLean was an early and enthusiastic adopter of the impressionist style of painting which was making it's way across the English Channel in the late 19th and early 20th century. His preferred subject was coastal landscapes and the sea, especially at sunrise and sunset. MacLean exhibited regularly with the Royal Society of British Artists and at the Royal Academy in London. He died in London in 1940.
Please fill in the information below