William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) The Apprentice 80 x 62 cm. (31 1/2 x 24 7/16 in.)
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William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910) The Apprentice 80 x 62 cm. (31 1/2 x 24 7/16 in.)
Sold for £4,000 (US$ 6,267) inc. premium

Lot Details
William McTaggart, RSA RSW (British, 1835-1910)
The Apprentice
Portrait of the Artist's Second Son, William D McTaggart
signed with monogram and dated 1890 (lower left)
oil on canvas
80 x 62 cm. (31 1/2 x 24 7/16 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    JP McTaggart, Penarth

    EXHIBITED:
    Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1891, cat.no.331
    Edinburgh, National Galleries of Scotland, William McTaggart Exhibition, 1989, cat.no.66

    LITERATURE:
    Sir James L. Caw, William McTaggart, - A Biography and an Appreciation, James Maclehose & Sons, Glasgow, 1917, p.263

    This portrait was completed posthumously. Caw (p.129) notes 'The late autumn was chequered by family joy and sorrow. The birth of a daughter in October was followed a month later by news of the loss at sea of his sailor son, Willie, and during the next few months little painting was done'.
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