William Stewart MacGeorge, RSA (British, 1861-1931)
Woodcutter's Children signed 'W.S. MacGeorge.' (lower left) oil on canvas 104 x 91.5 cm. (41 x 36 in.)
PROVENANCE: With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London
EXHIBITED: Edinburgh, The Royal Scottish Academy, 1907, cat. no. 149
Like Hornel, MacGeorge hailed from Galloway and studied in Antwerp under Verlat. However despite similarities in their choice of subject, MacGeorge's style was generally more naturalistic than Hornel, especially on the few large-scale canvases he completed circa 1900 which constitute his best work.