Property from an Important Private American Collection
George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931)
Still Life with chair and vase of flowers signed twice 'L Hunter' (upper and lower left) oil on canvas 54.6 x 65.5 cm. (21 1/2 x 25 3/4 in.)
PROVENANCE: With Cork St Gallery, London, 1971, where purchased by Fulton MacKay, 3 September, 1971 Trustees of the Late Fulton MacKay With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London
EXHIBITED: London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, George Leslie Hunter, 16 June - 4 July 1990, no. 35 London, Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, The Scottish Colourists, 29 June - 29 July 2000
LITERATURE: Roger Billcliffe, The Scottish Colourists, John Murray, London, 1989, (plate III)
Hunter was consistently the most painterly of the Colourists, and this characteristic oil painted circa 1930 underpins the more spontaneous flowers and fabric with the structure of arcs and planes of furniture, door and book.