The Danbury Society
Keeley Halswelle, A.R.S.A, Artist

The Danbury Society is supporting the research by Mr Michael Stewart into the life of Keeley Halswelle, Artist and is pleased permission has been given to reproduce here, items of historical interest to Danbury.

Keeley Halswelle, 1831 to 1891, stayed from time to time with Dr Thomas Legh Claughton at Danbury Palace, and painted local scenes.

Thomas Claughton was Bishop of Rochester from 1867 (26th April) to 1877 (12th June) when he became the first Bishop of St Albans - he resigned from that position in 1890 & died in 1892.


Danbury Palace
Sketch of Danbury Palace given by Keeley Halswelle to Hon. Mrs Claughton, 11th July 1889.
Photo taken by John Bowen

Mrs Claughton was the Wife of Bishop Thomas Legh Claughton, (1808-1892), 1st Bishop of St Albans.   It was presented to the Danbury Society in 2007 by Robin Campbell, the Great Grandson of Bishop & Mrs Claughton and now lives in Scotland.
The Sketch is 22" x 12", Oil on canvas.  
Note, some damage has been electronically removed.


Danbury Palace
Close-up of the Sketch of Danbury Palace.  
Note, some damage can be seen.


Danbury Palace

Endorsement on the lower left hand side of the Sketch which reads:-
To the
Hon Mrs Claughton
from Keeley Halswelle     July 1889.

On the lower right hand side are the words:- SKETCH OF DANBURY PALACE.


Old Mill Danbury
One of the 3 Mills which used to be in Danbury.
This painting was completed July 1890. It was sold at Christies, London in 1980.
It is thought this one was located above Danbury Palace between Well Lane & St John's Church on land which now has a road called Daen Ingas on it.


Beeleigh Falls
Beeleigh Falls, Maldon looking with ones back to Maldon & Heybridge Basin.
River Blackwater is on the left and lower and tidal.
Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Canal runs to Chelmsford in the distance.


Keeley Halswelle

"At the end of the Day".
Painting hung in Wanganui Art Galley, New Zealand by Keeley Halswelle and maybe of Danbury.
Do you know where this is? Please tell Michael if you recognise it.


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