Herbert James Gunn

(18931964 ) - Artworks
GUNN Herbert James Cleopatra's Needle, London

Christie's /Dec 13, 2012
30,950.17 - 43,330.24
Not Sold

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Sir Herbert James Gunn R.A., P.R.P., R.S.W

 

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Herbert James Gunn - The Green Necklace

Herbert James Gunn - The Green Necklace

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Lot number: 8
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Sir Herbert James Gunn RA PRP RSW (British, 1893-1964) The Green Necklace signed 'HJ Gunn' (upper left) oil on canvas 45.5 x 60 cm. (17 15/16 x 23 5/8 in.) Footnotes PROVENANCE: From the Estate of the late Professors Sir Kenneth and Lady Noreen Murray sold to benefit The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh Sir (Herbert) James Gunn, like his predecessor Sir John Lavery, was raised in Glasgow and went on to become one of the principal 'society portraitists' of his time. James was the ninth of ten children and his father Richard, a tailor, acknowledged his son's talent (recognised by artist and family friend Brownlie Docharty) sufficiently to take James to London and engineer an introduction to Sir Edward Poynter, President of the RA. This meeting, at Poynter's impressive home in Holland Park, went well and Gunn returned to Edinburgh to train, before heading to Paris in the time-honoured tradition of a 'Glasgow Boy'. His sitters included the most senior politicians, military figures, royals and artists of the day, and his Conversation Piece , exhibited in 1932 and featuring Hilaire Belloc, GK Chesterton and Maurice Baring, became a national triumph. Gunn's work is elegant and succinct yet his 'direct painting' method was notably singular. He memorably said "I just bash it on", working quickly to lay individual brushstrokes across the canvas in a single layer, without underpainting.
Herbert James Gunn - Friends

Herbert James Gunn - Friends

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Lot number: 748
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Lot Description Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (1893-1964) Friends signed and dated 'HERBERT GUNN./09' (lower left) oil on canvas 36 x 24 in. (91.4 x 61 cm.) Special Notice Artist's Resale Right ("droit de Suite"). If the Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer also agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent. Lot Condition Report I confirm that I have read this Important Notice and agree to its terms. View Condition Report Provenance Anonymous sale; Sotheby's London, 15 May 1985, lot 14. Related Features The Best of London – The Top 10 lots from The London Sale [ Article ]
Herbert James Gunn - Portrait Of Edward Verrall Lucas , Seated Three-quarter-length, In A Grey Suit And Tie, With A Map Of Europe

Herbert James Gunn - Portrait Of Edward Verrall Lucas , Seated Three-quarter-length, In A Grey Suit And Tie, With A Map Of Europe

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Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (1893-1964) Portrait of Edward Verrall Lucas (1868-1938), seated three-quarter-length, in a grey suit and tie, with a map of Europe oil on canvas 50 x 40 in. (127 x 101.6 cm.) The estate of the artist. Edward Verrall Lucas was a prolific essayist, biographer and author, whose books included the seminal Life of Charles Lamb, 1905, and short books on painters such as Vermeer and Constable. Lucas once remarked of the painters he praised: 'I know very little about pictures, but I like to write about them for the benefit of those who know less.' His easy and accessible introductions helped broaden the cultural horizons for a great number of readers, and liberated the language of the critic from undue pedantry and affectation.
Herbert James Gunn - Cleopatra's Needle, London

Herbert James Gunn - Cleopatra's Needle, London

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Lot number: 66
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Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (1893-1964) Cleopatra's Needle, London signed 'HJ Gunn' (lower left) oil on canvas 18½ x 14 in. (47 x 35.6 cm.) Standing on the Thames Embankment, close to the underground station, Cleopatra's Needle dates to 1460 BC, and was built for Pharaoh Thotmes III. One of three, it was initially displayed near the city of Heliopolis until moved by the Romans in 12 BC to the Royal City of Cleopatra, Alexandria. It was through this city that the Needle acquired its name and was brought to London in 1878 to commemorate the victory over Napoleon. The signature and style dates the painting to when Gunn was in London from 1913-14, for a short period after his time at the Academie Julian, and before going to Spain.
Herbert James Gunn - Cleopatra's Needle

Herbert James Gunn - Cleopatra's Needle

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Lot number: 67
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Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (1893-1964) Cleopatra's Needle signed 'HJ Gunn' (lower left) oil on canvas 18½ x 14 in. (47 x 35.6 cm.) Standing on the Thames Embankment, close to the underground station, Cleopatra's Needle dates to 1460 BC, and was built for Pharaoh Thotmes III. One of three, it was initially displayed near the city of Heliopolis until moved by the Romans in 12 BC to the Royal City of Cleopatra, Alexandria. It was through this city that the Needle acquired its name. Brought to London to commemorate the victory over Napoleon, the Needle arrived after a disastrous sea journey, in 1878. In order to transport the artefact, a cigar-shaped ship named The Cleopatra - 93 feet long, and 15 feet wide-, was built by the Dixon Brothers, and towed by the Olga, a steam tug-boat. The initial leg of the journey was unremarkable, but unfortunately on 14 October 1877, a storm in the Bay of Biscay significantly damaged the ship. The Olga sent six volunteers to rescue the Cleopatra's crew, who tragically drowned in the attempt. To this day, their names are commemorated on a plaque on the base of the Needle. The crew were eventually rescued, and the Cleopatra cast adrift from the tug. Followed by the National Press, speculation as to whether the Cleopatra had sunk dominated the papers, until after 5 days she was found off the Northern coast of Spain. Brought to the closest port, Ferrol, the final leg of her journey was successfully completed, and, aided by the steamship Anglia, she was towed up the Thames, accompanied by the sound of cheering crowds, and erected in September 1878. The signature and style dates the painting to when Gunn was in London from 1913-14, for a short period after his time at the Academie Julian, and before going to Spain.
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