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Herbert James Gunn

(1893 -  1964 )
GUNN Herbert James Portrait Of Sir Ernest Lever

Lawrences /Apr 17, 2015
885.52 - 1,265.02
860.20

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

 

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Herbert James Gunn - Reclining Nude

Herbert James Gunn - Reclining Nude

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HERBERT JAMES GUNN, (1893 - 1964, British), RECLINING NUDE, oil on canvas on board SIGNED: signed upper left: H James Gunn DIMENSIONS: 34.0 x 44.5 cm PROVENANCE: Paisnel Gallery, London Private collection, Tasmania ESSAY: Herbert Gunn was born in Glasgow in 1893 and studied at the Glasgow School of Art followed by the Edinburgh College of Art. After his studies in Edinburgh he enrolled at the Academie Julian under Jean-Paul Laurens in Paris from 1911 – 1914. He left Paris at the outbreak of war, received a commission in the 10th Scottish Rifles and saw active service in France. Following the war, in England he established himself as a leading painter of landscapes and portraits, exhibiting at the Royal Academy from 1923 as well as the Fine Art Society and the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1926 he decided to devote himself entirely to portraiture. This more intimate nude subject from the 1930s, most likely depicts his second wife Pauline, with pale skin starkly rendered in crisp clear outline against the expanse of an embroidered red fabric. By 1953 Gunn’’’’s reputation as a leading portrait painter was confirmed with the commission to paint the official Coronation portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (Royal Collection Trust, Windsor Castle) Gunn was knighted in 1963 for his services to the arts. The retrospective exhibition Sir James Gunn: 1893-1964 was held at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, 3 December 1994 – 26 February 1995.
Herbert James Gunn - Outside Madrid, From The Royal Palace

Herbert James Gunn - Outside Madrid, From The Royal Palace

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Sir Herbert James Gunn RA PRP RSW (British, 1893-1964) 'Outside Madrid, from the Royal Palace' signed and dated 'Herbert Gunn/14.' (lower centre) and inscribed with the title ( verso ) oil on board 21.6 x 29.2cm (8 1/2 x 11 1/2in). Footnotes Provenance with The Fine Art Society, London, no. 10327, April 1983. Private collection, UK. Exhibited Edinburgh, The Fine Art Society, Ten Years of The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh, A Celebratory Exhibition , April and May 1983.
Herbert James Gunn - Nôtre Dame, Paris

Herbert James Gunn - Nôtre Dame, Paris

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Herbert James Gunn 1893 - 1964 NÔTRE DAME, PARIS Together with EDMUND AUBREY HUNT, Near Lewes, Sussex, signed E Aubrey Hunt lower right, oil on panel, 8 1/4 by 10 1/2 in. 2 works. signed Herbert Gunn lower right oil on artist's board 9 1/4 by 10 3/4 in. 23.5 by 27.3 cm Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance both The Fine Art Society Ltd., London
Herbert James Gunn - Portrait Of Sir Ernest Lever

Herbert James Gunn - Portrait Of Sir Ernest Lever

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SIR HERBERT JAMES GUNN, RA (1893-1964) PORTRAIT OF SIR ERNEST LEVER (1890-1970), LATTERLY CHAIRMAN OF THE STEEL COMPANY OF WALES (1947-1953) AND PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISH IRON & STEEL FEDERATION (1956) Seated, three quarter length, wearing a blue suit, a bookcase behind him, signed, oil on canvas 110 x 90cm.; sold with an album of black and white photographs, some showing the sitter in his professional roles. (2) * An autograph version of the subject in the National Museum of Wales (acquired as a gift, 1998) Provenance: By descent in the family of the sitter ++ Lined; a little associated retouching
Herbert James Gunn - Across The Tagus, Toledo

Herbert James Gunn - Across The Tagus, Toledo

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Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. 1893-1964 ACROSS THE TAGUS, TOLEDO signed and dated l.r.: Herbert Gunn 1914 oil on canvasboard 25 by 35.5cm., 10 by 14in. Read Condition Report Read Condition Report Register or Log-in to view condition report Saleroom Notice Provenance Richard Green Gallery, London, 1989; Private collection, London Exhibited London, Richard Green, British Paintings 1880-1940, February 1990, no.45, illustrated
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