Samuel Bough, RSA (British, 1822-1878)
Lot 27
Samuel Bough, RSA (British, 1822-1878) West Wemyss Harbour Fife 101.5 x 127.5 cm. (39 15/16 x 50 3/16 in.)
£30,000 - 50,000
US$ 50,000 - 84,000
Auction Details
Lot Details
Samuel Bough, RSA (British, 1822-1878)
West Wemyss Harbour Fife
signed and dated 'Sam Bough/1854' (lower left), further signed indistinctly (lower left) and inscribed 'West Wemyss Harbour Fife/arrival of fishing boats sunrise/Sam Bough/Ivy Bank/Port Glasgow' (on label attached to stretcher)
oil on canvas
101.5 x 127.5 cm. (39 15/16 x 50 3/16 in.)

Footnotes

  • EXHIBITED:
    Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1877, no. 66 (lent by Thomas G. Taylor Esq.)
    Manchester, Royal Institution, 1877

    Bough exhibited at least three pictures of the picturesque harbour of West Wemyss, and favoured the Fife coast more than any other sketching ground. Images of Dysart, Anstruther, St Monance and St Andrews are among his most celebrated works, and he sketched en plein air along the coast sheltered by a huge, weather-bleached and patchwork umbrella. He loved the Fife fisherfolk, with their superstitions, and was known to assume the Anstruther dialect despite being born in Carlisle.

    West Wemyss landed wood, iron and flax from the Baltic countries before the wet dock was added in the 1870s.
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