George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931) Apples, Pears and Roses 40.5 x 35.5 cm. (16 x 14 in.)
Lot 37
George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931) Apples, Pears and Roses 40.5 x 35.5 cm. (16 x 14 in.)
Sold for £85,250 (US$ 143,153) inc. premium
Auction Details
Scottish Art Edinburgh
17 Apr 2013 14:00 BST

Auction 20646
Lot Details
The following ten lots are from an Important Private Collection, London
George Leslie Hunter (British, 1877-1931)
Apples, Pears and Roses
signed 'L.Hunter' (upper left)
oil on board
40.5 x 35.5 cm. (16 x 14 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    With The Fine Art Society, London, November 1966

    EXHIBITED:
    Loaned to London, The Fine Art Society, Three Scottish Colourists, February-April 1977, cat. no. 93
    Loaned to London, The Fine Art Society, The Scottish Colourists, 19 June-21 July 2000, cat. no. 20

    This mid-1920s still life displays many of Leslie Hunter's hallmarks. Like Peploe, he was an inveterate 'still life' painter with a set of favourite studio props. However, his approach was much more spontaneous, and the brushwork more expressive and intuitive. Here, one sees the balance between 'naturalism', in the careful way he has depicted the fruit, and the more loose and deft depiction of the roses and patterned fabric. Unlike Peploe, Hunter typically leaves areas of unprimed board showing between passages of pigment and impasto, creating an expressive and varied surface.
Activities
Contacts
  1. Colleen Bowen
    Specialist - Scottish Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    22 Queen St
    Edinburgh, EH2 1JX
    United Kingdom
    Work +44 131 240 2292
    FaxFax: +44 131 220 2547