George Henry RA RSA RSW (British, 1858-1943) The Hour-Glass 75 x 90 cm. (29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.)

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Lot 14
George Henry RA RSA RSW
(British, 1858-1943)
The Hour-Glass 75 x 90 cm. (29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.)

Sold for £ 57,500 (US$ 71,883) inc. premium

Scottish Art

11 Oct 2017, 14:00 BST

Edinburgh

George Henry RA RSA RSW (British, 1858-1943)
The Hour-Glass
signed 'GEORGE HENRY' (upper right)
oil on canvas
75 x 90 cm. (29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    With the Craibe Angus Gallery, Glasgow
    (Lord) James Weir, Glasgow (founder of J&G Weir, Cathcart)
    J.R. Richmond, Sherbrooke Avenue, Glasgow


    Exhibited
    London, The New Gallery, Summer Exhibition, 1906.
    Glasgow, Century of Art Exhibition, n.d. (probably Glasgow Museums, 1935), as 'The Blue Shawl' (loaned by JR Richmond)

    A leading member of the Glasgow School, the most progressive artists in Britain during the latter part of the 19th c., George Henry moved to 26 Glebe Place, Chelsea, in 1905 to establish a society portrait practice. He showed annually at the Royal Academy from 1904.
    Aside from formal figure work, he produced a number of elegant exhibition pieces around this time which were, in part, informed by his lengthy visit to Japan 1893-94. Several of these feature a very striking red-haired woman, thought to have been his wife, in stylish room settings who was, more than once, depicted from this unusual rear three-quarter vantage point. These portraits feature distinctive motifs such as a silk kimono, goldfish bowl or poinsettia plant which allude to his time in the East. Henry would go on to paint Lady Weir in 1919, and Lord Weir in 1924.
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George Henry RA RSA RSW (British, 1858-1943) The Hour-Glass 75 x 90 cm. (29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.)
George Henry RA RSA RSW (British, 1858-1943) The Hour-Glass 75 x 90 cm. (29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.)
George Henry RA RSA RSW (British, 1858-1943) The Hour-Glass 75 x 90 cm. (29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.)
George Henry RA RSA RSW (British, 1858-1943) The Hour-Glass 75 x 90 cm. (29 1/2 x 35 3/8 in.)
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