George Leslie Hunter Roses and Fruit
Lot 40*
George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931) Roses and Fruit 47 x 39 cm. (18 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.)
Sold for £31,250 (US$ 53,371) inc. premium
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Scottish Art Edinburgh
12 Dec 2012 14:00 GMT

Auction 19877
Lot Details
George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931)
Roses and Fruit
signed 'Hunter' (upper right)
oil on canvas
47 x 39 cm. (18 1/2 x 15 1/4 in.)
Painted circa 1917

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With Alexander Reid, Glasgow
    With Ian MacNicol, Glasgow
    Sale; Sotheby's, Edinburgh, 16 November 1981, lot 738
    Private Collection
    With Duncan R. Miller Fine Arts, London

    EXHIBITED:
    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 80)

    There was no consistent tradition of still life painting in British art before the Scottish Colourists, and Hunter and Peploe in particular explored the genre assiduously. While Peploe's first oils were influenced by Manet in particular, Hunter looked to 17th Century Dutch masters such as Kalf, whose work he knew from Kelvingrove Art Gallery. By 1917, however, Hunter's style had become more free and painterly and he was expressing himself in a more distinctive manner.
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