Oil on Board - Sailing by John Eldershaw "Circa 1940"

Painted around 1940, this painting measures 59 cm x 67 cm in a restored artesian frame.   John Roy Eldershaw (1892–1973), was a landscape painter in watercolour and oils. He studied in Sydney under Julian Ashton and at the J S Watkins School, then worked as an architect and became a full-time artist in 1919. His work was exhibited in Sydney, then he moved to Tasmania, lived in a renovated old mill in Richmond, and was vice-president of the Art Society. In 1927 he studied in London, Southampton and Paris and travelled in Europe, and on returning to Australia, was elected president of the Australian Watercolour Institute. He won many prizes and commissions, some from royalty. From 1920 he held yearly exhibitions and joint commissions until his death. He is represented in all Australian capital city and regional galleries and overseas.