Landscape.

[c1915]. Watercolour on board, 39 cm by 65 cm in contemporary frame, signed bottom left corner "N. W. Cayley".

Neville William Cayley (1886-1950) is most famous for his seminal bird books and bird illustration. However in the early stages of his career as an artist "he attended art classes and joined a group of Sydney artists painting birds and landscapes as 'furniture pictures', that is, decorative works without pretension to fine art, for the walls of homes and hotels. Some of his landscapes are dated around 1916 ... His improved skills at landscape painting were never wasted though; they would later come to provide naturalistic settings for his depictions of birds" (Olsen, Cayley and son, 2013. Pp 106-107). Cayley junior landscapes are uncommon.

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