Robert Gemmell Hutchison, RSA RBA ROI RSW (British, 1855-1936)
Girls Knitting signed indistinctly (lower right) oil on canvas 58.7 x 46 cm. (23 x 18 in.)
Hutchison's early work took inspiration from the dark Hague School interiors of Josef Israels, but could be undermined by rather wooden figures. However, the present work sees the mature artist returning to earlier themes much more in command of the figure, and revelling in subtle light effects and decorative touches in the window.