John Duncan Fergusson RBA (British, 1874-1961) Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris  35 x 27.4 cm. (13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
Lot 37* AR
John Duncan Fergusson RBA (British, 1874-1961) Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris 35 x 27.4 cm. (13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)
Sold for £38,450 (US$ 64,588) inc. premium
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Lot Details
Pictures from an Important Private Canadian Collection
John Duncan Fergusson RBA (British, 1874-1961)
Boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris
oil on panel
35 x 27.4 cm. (13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    The JD Fergusson Art Foundation Collection, cat.no.42 as 'Back Street, Royan 1910'
    With Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow
    With The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2000

    EXHIBITED:
    London, Gallery 27, The Scottish Colourists, 5-17 June 2000

    This picture bears close comparison with another in the Fergusson Museum Collection, Perth (K. Simister, Living Paint, JD Fergusson 1874-1961, Edinburgh, 2001, cat.no.39, p.141). It would appear to show a view from his studio window, before he moved to Rue Notre Dame des Champs in mid-1908. The bold use of pure colour and structure of abstracted planes make this a radical picture for the date, highlighting Fergusson's easy absorption of Modernism via the Fauves at the Salons. It anticipates the Royan series of 1910.
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