John Bellany CBE RA HRSA LLD(Lon) (British, 1942-2013) The Rainbow  123 x 90 cm. (48 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.) (Painted circa 1972)

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John Bellany CBE RA HRSA LLD(Lon)
(British, 1942-2013)
The Rainbow 123 x 90 cm. (48 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.)

Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 15,603) inc. premium

Scottish Art

11 Oct 2017, 14:00 BST

Edinburgh

John Bellany CBE RA HRSA LLD(Lon) (British, 1942-2013)
The Rainbow
signed 'J Bellany' (verso)
oil on canvas
123 x 90 cm. (48 3/8 x 35 3/8 in.)
Painted circa 1972

Footnotes

  • Bellany's works of the period often make reference to family, and the Calvinist oppression he knew from his childhood in Port Seton. The woman in the present picture resembles his grandmother, who was a much-loved and significant formative influence on him. The rainbow imbues a more positive mood than is evident in much of his earlier career, while motif of the couple before a landscape, and the pitchfork, would seem to allude to Grant Wood's American Gothic.
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