George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931)
Lot 1003
George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931) 18.5 x 27.5 cm. (7 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.)
Sold for £42,000 (US$ 70,594) inc. premium
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
31 Aug 2011 18:00 BST

Auction 18906
Lot Details
George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931)
Figures on the pier, Largo
signed 'L Hunter' (lower right)
oil and ink on panel
18.5 x 27.5 cm. (7 5/16 x 10 13/16 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Mrs Moyra Donald
    Sale; Christie's, Glasgow, 10 December 1981, lot 66

    Hunter spent a considerable amount of time in Fife throughout the 1920's, but the work completed in Largo was considered by Honeyman as among his best. This is archetypal Hunter, working en plein air onto unprimed panel after sketching the scene broadly in ink. They are succinct and fresh, and the exhibition of Fife pictures held at Alexander Reid's in Glasgow in 1923 was a great success.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note there is an Alexander Reid label fragment verso. The panel size is 20 x 29cm.
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