Wed, 18th Nov 2020 14:00

The British & International Pictures Auction

 
Lot 22
 

THE DANDELION CLOCK, AN OIL BY EDWARD ATKINSON HORNEL

Sold for £15,000


Condition Report

 Overall excellent condition with very minor craquelure in places. 


 

EDWARD ATKINSON HORNEL (SCOTTISH 1864 - 1933),
THE DANDELION CLOCK
oil on canvas, signed and dated 1900
60cm x 60cm
Framed
Povenance: Notable Scottish private collection.
Note: An exceptional early Hornel. In 1893 Hornel and George Henry set off for Japan, financed by the Glasgow dealer Alex Reid and William Burrell, a patron of the arts. Hornel produced some of his finest paintings during this period and returned to paint the Galloway woods around his home in Kirkcudbright. Hornel was gradually moving away from naturalistic subjects, which continued to inspire other members of the Glasgow Boys, towards symbolic and allegorical subjects such as the seasons, celtic myths and stories involving wood spirits and rural genies. The present work is dated 1900 and was painted shortly after Hornel's return from Japan. The composition reveals the influences of his Japanese paintings. One hundred and eighty three examples of Hornel's paintings are recorded in public collections in Scotland, around the UK, in the USA and in Canada.

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