William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) children on beach
Lot 26
William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) The fishing fleet setting out
Sold for £43,200 (US$ 72,536) inc. premium
Auction Details
Fine Paintings Edinburgh
4 Dec 2009 11:00 GMT

Auction 17242
Lot Details
William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910)
The fishing fleet setting out
signed 'W. McTaggart' (lower right) oil on canvas
90 x 125cm (35 7/16 x 49 3/16in).

Footnotes

  • Painted in the early-mid 1890's, this is a characteristic example of McTaggart's mature period. It explores the artist's keynote theme of fisher children and their natural environment, worked up 'en plein air' despite the imposing scale of the canvas. McTaggart was fascinated by the ever-changing sea and weather, and has employed a pink/cocoa coloured ground which imparts a hazy warmth to the scene.

    NOTE: This lot was included in the Scottish sale 2009 catalogue, but was not offered in the sale as the deceased estate was not finalised.
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