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On the Road to Kilmacrennan

© The Estate of Frank McKelvey. All rights reserved. DACS 2019. Photo credit: Queen's University Belfast

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The painting shows gypsy caravans rounding the bend of a road in a mountainous landscape, under an overcast and moisture-laden sky. The leading caravan, an interesting genre detail in an almost empty landscape, helps link the more detailed foreground and middle distance with the sketchily-painted mountain range in the background. The painting has a lush quality; by the mid-1930s, McKelvey’s style had become more fluent and less precise, traits which are evident here in bold brushwork and fully laden brush.

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast


Date

c.1935–1936

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 71 x W 91.5 cm

Accession number

QUB 50

Acquisition method

purchased

Work type

Painting

Inscription description

Frank McKelvey


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