This lot features an original oil on canvas river landscape painting with a figure by James Lawson Balfour (Australian 1870 - 1966). Balfour began his professional career in Ireland as a painter of horses, dogs and babies. He was living in Bangor, County Down, when he exhibited 'Sunday Morning' at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1899. In 1900 he went to New Zealand and at Christchurch on 29 April 1904 married Eva Hulston. He moved to Sydney in 1912 and became a noted portrait painter. He was commissioned to paint prominent citizens such as Governor Sir Dudley de Chair, Sir Normand Maclaurin and Sir Charles Mackellar, A. B. Weigall, and fellow artists Charles Bryant and W. Lister Lister, his lifelong friend. He gave private lessons for many years and in 1922-24 directed the Balfour Art School, assisted by Reginald Payten. In 1919-31 Balfour was an exhibiting councillor of the Royal Art Society of New South Wales; he had become a fellow in 1922 when the society was reconstituted. In 1932 he was elected to the committee of the Manly Art Gallery and Historical Collection and was a vice-patron in 1955-66. Signed "Balfour" lower left register. Measures 8" x 10". This piece comes from the Dickenson Estate of Knoxville, TN. Please See Photos for Details. Shipping Available.