John Duncan Fergusson RBA (British, 1874-1961) Bather, Cap d'Antibes 60 x 70 cm. (23 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)
Lot 41* AR
John Duncan Fergusson RBA (British, 1874-1961) Bather, Cap d'Antibes 60 x 70 cm. (23 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)
£100,000 - 150,000
US$ 160,000 - 230,000

Lot Details
Pictures from an Important Private Canadian Collection
John Duncan Fergusson RBA (British, 1874-1961)
Bather, Cap d'Antibes
signed 'J.D. Fergusson' (verso)
oil on canvas
60 x 70 cm. (23 1/2 x 27 1/2 in.)

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Gordon MacPherson, Glasgow
    EN Marshall, Glasgow
    With Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow, 2000

    Fergusson first visited Cap d'Antibes in 1913, and wrote Margaret in December:
    "The place here has given me quite a new start, a different feeling altogether about painting, or rather it has given me what I've been trying to make out of nothing - the colour, the shapes, everything that I was developing by sheer sweat and labour is here. The light that one snatched with excitement when it happened once in a blue moon, is here even in winter."
    (K. Simister, Living Paint, JD Fergusson, Perth, 2001, p. 56)

    They then returned in the 1920s for Margaret's Summer Schools, at the home of George Davison, and models were plentiful for joyous works such as these depicting young women at ease with nature.
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