British & Continental Art

September 1116, 2021
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LOT 80

Lot 80

McNeil MacLeay (1806–1883)

McNeil MacLeay (1806–1883)
Lot 80 Details
McNeil MacLeay (1806–1883), Scottish


Oil on canvas; signed “M. Macleay” and dated 1837 bottom centre, inscribed: "Macneill Macleay" and numbered "No. 4" in pen and ink to a label verso

17 ins x 26 ins; 43.2 cms x 66 cms

Estimate $800-$1,200

Realised: $600
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

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McNeil MacLeay (1806–1883)
  • McNeil MacLeay (1806–1883)
  • McNeil MacLeay (1806–1883)
  • McNeil MacLeay (1806–1883)

Prominent Private Family Collection, Dundas, ON


The artist is recorded in Julian Halsby's and Paul Harris' "The Dictionary of Scottish Painters 1600-1960," p. 138.


The artist was born in Oban, Scotland, the son of writer Kenneth Macleay. His older brother, Kenneth, who was also an artist, was a founder member of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1826.

A newspaper clipping attached to the canvas verso reviews other similarly described paintings by the artist "Macneil Macleay," a variant spelling, that were shown in an unknown exhibition. The writer described two works by the artist including No. 112: "Scene on the Banks of Loch Eil Near Fassiefern, Inverness-shire."


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LOT 80

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