Lot 3 (The Scottish Pictures Auction, 24th April 2016)

Sold for £15,000


EDWARD ATKINSON HORNEL (SCOTTISH 1864 - 1933), SPRINGTIME AT THE LAKE WOOD oil on canvas, signed and dated 1919 63.5cm x 76.2cm ( 25 x 30 inches) Framed Provenance: Private collection (Glasgow). Note: It's rare to find an example of Hornel's work which features a group of four girls. This exceptional example was likely to have been painted as private commission at a time when Hornel was the highest earning artist in Scotland. In the early 1900's, Hornel acquired a fine eighteenth century townhouse in Kirkcudbright with the sale proceeds of a single painting. He died a wealthy man and bequeathed Broughton House and the contents of his studio to the town and people of Kirkcudbright. It is now the Hornel Museum.

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