Lot 427 (British & International Pictures, 29th August 2018)
Sold for £2,800
CHARLES MARTIN HARDIE RSA (SCOTTISH 1858 - 1916),
THE SHEPHERD'S COURTSHIP, AT ANCRUM
oil on canvas, signed, dated 1883 and inscribed "Ancrum"
102cm x 73cm
Label verso: Simon Blackwood, 10 & 11 Bourtree Terrace, Hawick, Roxburgh
Note: Born in East Linton, East Lothian, Hardie entered the family business and worked as a carpenter. However, a family connection with the artist, John Pettie, encouraged him to study at the Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh. Hardie became known for his pictures of Scottish life which often have a strong narrative element. He produced portraits, landscapes and genre scenes as well as historical paintings in both oils and watercolour. His 1899 Curling at Carsebreck is held in the permanent collection of the National Galleries Scotland.
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