William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) 'Hope's whisper'
Lot 777
William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) 'Hope's whisper'
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William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) 'Hope's whisper'
Lot Details
William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910)
'Hope's whisper'
signed and dated 1890, oil on panel,
18 x 25cm (7 1/16 x 9 13/16in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance : Galloway Collection (sold 7.3.14)
    HH MacTaggart, Loanhead
    A wedding gift from Mrs Wemyss Honeyman to the present owner.
    Exhibited : Dundee, 1912
    'Alexander Reid', Scottish Arts Council, 1967, no62.
    Literature : Caw, Sir J, 'William McTaggart', Glasgow, 1917, p261
    Note : This picture is the finished panel of the larger "Away o'er the Sea- Hope's Whisper" (Kirkcaldy Art Gallery and Museum, described by Caw as a "masterpiece" p124). From McTaggart's most significant period, which encompassed themes of emigration and the arrival of Christianity in Scotland, this more general subject depicts a Kintyre family watching a boat sailing off on a calm, opalescent sea.
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