Edwin Hayes is a very famous Irish marine painter. He was actually originally born in Bristol but raised from an early age in his family's native Ireland.
This painting, 'Criccieth Coast' was exhibited and catalogued at Dowdeswell & Dowdeswell Gallery in New Bond Street London in 1888
The picture captures the boat unloading on Criccieth Beach in Tremadog Bay, North Wales against a beautiful sunken sunset on the horizon which gives the sea a beautiful tourquoise colour as the waves roll in. Perched high on the rocky outcrop is the famous Criccieth Castle, built by Llewelyn the Great of Gwyneth in 1280.
The painting is a very impressive and striking 76.7 x 130.5cm and is housed in a truly magnificent Victorian frame which really gives the painting a feeling of being 'something very special'.
It is a truly evocative piece and is signed and dated bottom left 'Edwin Hayes RBA 1880'.