William McTaggart The Fruit Seller
Lot 1047*
William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) The Fruit Seller, Melville Gates 72.5 x 82.5 cm. (28 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)
£50,000 - 70,000
US$ 83,000 - 120,000
Auction Details
The Scottish Sale Edinburgh
31 Aug 2011 18:00 BST

Auction 18906
Lot Details
Property from an Important Private American Collection
William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910)
The Fruit Seller, Melville Gates
signed and dated 'W McTaggart 1890' (lower right)
oil on canvas
72.5 x 82.5 cm. (28 1/2 x 32 1/2 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Miss McTaggart
    With Aitken, Dott & Son, Edinburgh
    R. Wemyss Honeyman
    With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London



    EXHIBITED:
    Edinburgh, Arts Council (Scottish Committee), William McTaggart, 1954, no. 14
    London, The Fine Art Society, The Rustic Image, 1979, no. 42

    LITERATURE:
    J.L. Caw, William McTaggart, - A Biography and an Appreciation, James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow, 1917, pp. 126, 151-2, 263

    Caw observes (p.151) that McTaggart painted later summer subjects more rarely, but that this scene on the south of Edinburgh is "steeped in joyous calm", with blue sky and fluffy cloud above Lasswade Church which peeps through the lush canopy. Five children crowd round the fruit barrow, tempted by the delicacies.
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