Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, RSA RSW (British, 1883-1937) 36.5 x 44 cm. (14 3/8 x 17 5/16 in.)
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Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, RSA RSW (British, 1883-1937) 36.5 x 44 cm. (14 3/8 x 17 5/16 in.)
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Pictures from an Important Private Canadian Collection
Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, RSA RSW (British, 1883-1937)
The Sound of Iona
signed 'FCB Cadell' (lower left), inscribed 'The Sound of Iona/by/F.C.B. Cadell/6 Ainslie Place/Edinburgh/Scotland/for exhibition at Toronto-Canada' (verso)
oil on panel
36.5 x 44 cm. (14 3/8 x 17 5/16 in.)

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  • PROVENANCE:
    Miss Flett, daughter of Cadell's GP
    Sale; Bonhams, Edinburgh, August 20, 2004, lot 1196

    EXHIBITED:
    Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland, Cadell Memorial Exhibition, 1942

    Cadell first visited the tiny island of Iona, on the west coast of Scotland, in 1912, and worked there virtually every summer. He (and Peploe) favoured the North End of the island and Cadell became a familiar 'worthy', sketching on the beach in kilt and silk shirt. His Iona works display great economy, generally produced on this standard scale to depict the island in its myriad guises according to fleeting light and atmospheric conditions. He rarely included 'features' in these coastal views and the depiction here of an elegant yacht, its dinghy a welcome note of pure colour, is particularly effective. Director of Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow, TJ Honeyman, biographer of the Colourists and the man who coined the term, deemed Cadell's Iona works the 'archetypal Colourist pictures.'
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