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Herbert James Gunn

(1893 -  1964 )
GUNN Herbert James Le Petit Café, Tuileries, Paris

Sotheby's /Jul 13, 2017
17,096.94 - 22,795.92
59,514.00

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Variants on Artist's name :

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

 

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Herbert James Gunn - On The Beach, Bexhill-on-sea

Herbert James Gunn - On The Beach, Bexhill-on-sea

Original 1914
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Lot number: 52
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Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (1893-1964) On the beach, Bexhill-on-Sea signed 'H J Gunn' (lower left) oil on canvas-board 14 x 17¾ in. (35.6 x 45.1 cm.) On the beach, Bexhill-on-Sea depicts the artist's first wife, Gwendoline Hillman, whom he married in 1919. During the 1920s they took frequent holidays on the Sussex coast with their three children. Some of the paintings resulting from these holidays were included in an exhibition which he shared with Rothenstein and Lavery at the revived Grosvenor Galleries in February 1923. The venture was followed by a one man show in 1927 at which the English beach scenes were hung among views of his more recent sketching grounds in the Var valley: Antibes, Biôt, and St Paul. After studying at Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Art, divided, like his near contemporary Sir Alfred Munnings, by time as a commercial artist, Gunn enrolled at the Académie Julian in Paris in 1911. It was here that he honed his skills at creating elegant and tonally-balanced cityscapes, often painted on small boards. Parallels can be drawn with the still-lives and downland landscapes of William Nicholson. In later life, Gunn's studio assistant Donald Swan asked him about his technique: 'for each brush stroke he took a small amount of pure paint on the palette and brushed it directly on to the canvas, hardly fusing with the previous one as they were so close in value and colour. Each brush stroke was quite separate and never to be touched again. That was the secret of this thin paint - never needing to be painted over. As he said, absolutely direct painting - bashing it on'. (Sir James Gunn, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1994, exhibition catalogue, p. 18). Spurred on by the success of his 1924 portrait of his fellow artist James Pryde he began to focus solely on portraiture. He was elected President of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1953, a Royal Academician in 1961 and knighted in 1963.
Herbert James Gunn - Ploughing

Herbert James Gunn - Ploughing

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Lot number: 231
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Lot 231 Details * SIR HERBERT JAMES GUNN (SCOTTISH 1893 - 1964), PLOUGHING oil on canvas laid on panel 24cm x 35cm Framed Provenance: The Fine Art Society, 1971; and a private collection thereafter. Labels verso: The Fine Art Society, 134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow. With title, artist's name, cat. no. 7968 and dated June 1990; together with another Fine Art Society label confirming provenance.
Herbert James Gunn - Portrait Of A Gentleman

Herbert James Gunn - Portrait Of A Gentleman

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Lot number: 298
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Sir Herbert James Gunn R.A. (1893-1964), Portrait of a gentleman, signed, oil on canvas, 90 x 70cm.; 35.5 x 27.5in. Condition Report: The painting is in very good, original condition. There are a couple of surface drips down the painting but these do not appear to have disrupted the paint surface. The painting is framed and glazed. The frame has the odd minor knock and loss commensurate with age. Condition report: see terms and conditions
Herbert James Gunn - Le Petit Café, Tuileries, Paris

Herbert James Gunn - Le Petit Café, Tuileries, Paris

Original 1913
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Lot number: 81
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Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. LE PETIT CAFÉ, TUILERIES, PARISì signed and dated l.r.: Herbert Gunn 1913.; titled l.l.: Jardins Tuileries; further titled and dated on the backboard: La Petit Cafe/Tuileries/1913 oil on canvas board 30 by 22cm., 11¾ by 8¾in. Provenance David Messum Fine Art, London; Private collection
Herbert James Gunn - The Mall, Looking Towards Admiralty Arch, London

Herbert James Gunn - The Mall, Looking Towards Admiralty Arch, London

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Lot number: 144
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Sir Herbert James Gunn, R.A. (1893-1964)
The Mall, looking towards Admiralty Arch, London
signed 'H.G. Gunn' (lower left)
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in. (45.7 x 61 cm.)
George Balfour, and by descent to the present owner.
After studying at Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Art, divided, like his near contemporary Sir Alfred Munnings, by time as a commercial artist, Gunn enrolled at the Academy Julien in Paris in 1911. It was here that he honed his skills at creating elegant and tonally-balanced cityscapes, often painted on small boards. Parallels can be drawn with the still-lives and downland landscapes of William Nicholson, whose associate James Pryde, Gunn painted to great acclaim in 1924, establishing him as a portrait painter of high regard.
Admiralty Arch from Pall Mall most probably dates from 1925 when the artist first took a permanent home in London and was still signing his pictures 'H J Gunn'. It comes from the collection of George Balfour (1872-1941), an important early patron of Gunn, whose portrait he painted in 1930. Balfour, with his business partner Andrew Beatty founded the eponymous multi-national construction company Balfour Beatty. Like Gunn, Balfour hailed from Scotland, but in 1918 became M.P. for Hampstead and remained so until his death in 1941.
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