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James Guthrie

(1859 -  1930 ) Wikipedia® : James Guthrie
GUTHRIE James Miss Isabella H. Gardiner

Bonhams /Dec 8, 2011
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James Guthrie - A River Bank

James Guthrie - A River Bank

Original 1888
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Sir James Guthrie PRSA HRA RSW LLD (British, 1859-1930)

A River Bank
signed and indistinctly dated 'J Guthrie 1888' (lower left)
pastel
22.5 x 29 cm. (8 7/8 x 11 7/16 in.)
Executed in 1888

Footnotes

Provenance
John Tattersall, Dundee, 1929
John M. Pinkerton, East Kilbride, 1962
With Ian Macnicol, Glasgow
With Ewan Mundy Fine Art, Glasgow and London

Exhibited
Glasgow, The Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, 1889, cat.no.893
Edinburgh, The Scottish Arts Council/Glasgow, The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum,
The Glasgow Boys
, 5 July-15 September 1968, cat.no.46
Glasgow and London, The Fine Art Society, 2 November 1981-8 January 1982, cat.no.25

Depicting the village of Cambuskenneth, near Stirling, which - along with Cockburnspath and Brig O'Turk - was an important country base for the Glasgow Boys during the key years of development. The others joined William Kennedy and EA Walton, who had taken studios locally, on sketching trips 1887-90. Guthrie painted two fine series of pastels during this time, as the key artists followed Melville's lead in working on paper and encouraged the Glasgow Institute to arrange
Black and White
, an exhibition of drawings in 1889 (R. Billcliffe,
The Glasgow Boys
, London, 2009, p.245).
James Guthrie - Sir John Lavery Painting His Portrait Of Katherine And Esther Mclaren

James Guthrie - Sir John Lavery Painting His Portrait Of Katherine And Esther Mclaren

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Sir James Guthrie, PRSA HRA RSW LLD (British, 1859-1930)

Sir John Lavery painting his portrait of Katherine and Esther McLaren, the daughters of Lord McLaren

signed 'J. Guthrie RSW' (lower right), dedicated (by Lavery) 'To Esther from John/1931/1891' (on mount)

ink, watercolour and gouache

10.5 x 13 cm. (4 1/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

sold with a letter from Lavery to Esther McLaren

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PROVENANCE:

Sir James Guthrie, a gift to Sir John Lavery

A gift from Sir John Lavery to Esther McLaren

Thence by descent

Lord McLaren's significant series of commissions made him a notable early patron for Lavery. His support helped the artist make inroads with the Edinburgh art establishment, who had to date proved notably hostile to the 'Glasgow School'.

The double portrait was Lavery's main exhibit at the Royal Academy in 1892. It was 'set up' by Lavery's great friend PW Adam, and painted at Moray Place in Edinburgh. Esther was rumoured to have had a romance with Lavery in Rome in 1895.
James Guthrie - Miss Anne Spencer

James Guthrie - Miss Anne Spencer

Original 1892
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Lot number: 26
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Sir James Guthrie, PRSA HRA RSW LLD (British, 1859-1930)

Miss Anne Spencer

signed and dated 'J Guthrie/1892' (lower right), inscribed 'J Guthrie/7 Woodside Terrace Glasgow' (on stretcher)

oil on canvas

181.5 cm x 84.5 cm. (71 1/2 x 33 1/4 in.)

in the original exhibition frame

PROVENANCE:

J.J. Spencer, Glasgow

EXHIBITED:

Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute, 1892, cat.no.502

London, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 1892

Paris, New Salon, 1893 (as

Portrait Heliotrope

)

LITERATURE:

Sir James L. Caw,

Sir James Guthrie

, Macmillan & Co, London, 1932, pp. 43, 65, 80-81 (George Moore's opinion of), 217

It is well-known that the Glasgow School's most progressive and ambitious work was achieved in the 1880s, after bypassing the traditional route of rigorous formal training and London in favour of the informal studio of system in Paris. However, these early statements in rustic naturalism and landscape quickly gave way to a quest for more general recognition and success, and this was realised through society portraiture. Most of the Glasgow Boys took this route and became accomplished, in particular Guthrie, Lavery, Walton, Gauld and, to a lesser extent, Melville. A particular inspiration was Whistler, with whom Guthrie became close friends, thus initiating the American's close links with the city of Glasgow. This example is characteristic Guthrie yet echoes the light, deft touch and restrained palette of Whistler.

Pictures from an Important Private Canadian Collection
James Guthrie - Miss Isabella H. Gardiner

James Guthrie - Miss Isabella H. Gardiner

Original 1899
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Lot number: 26
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Sir James Guthrie, PRSA HRA RSW LLD (British, 1859-1930)
Miss Isabella H. Gardiner
signed 'J. Guthrie' (lower right)
oil on canvas
110.8 x 85.7 cm. (43 5/8 x 33 3/4 in.)
Painted in 1899
PROVENANCE: Mrs George Elmslie Troup, Edinburgh, Thence by descent LITERATURE: J.L. Caw, Sir James Guthrie , Macmillan, London, 1932, pl. XVI, pp. 72, 87, 129, 220 "..and a portrait of Miss Gardiner, which, if never quite finished, is one of his most subtle and personal pictures." (p. 72) "Of what may be called his Whistlerian pictures...probably the most personal and the most vitally expressive is the three-quarter length of his cousin, Miss Isabella Gardiner, seated at a piano. A scheme of cool yet not cold greys and dusky browns, flushing in the head and hands into pearly tints...It is at the same time the basis of a singularly attractive interpretation of character...creates very quietly an impression of singularly sympathetic and intelligent personality and gives the picture its exceptionally haunting appeal." (ibid p. 87). Inspired by Whistler, most of the Glasgow Boys took to portraiture once their careers were established, particularly Guthrie and Lavery, both of whom secured important public commissions. Guthrie painted several members of the Gardiner family.
James Guthrie - Miss Isabella H. Gardiner

James Guthrie - Miss Isabella H. Gardiner

Original 1899
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Lot number: 1049
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Sir James Guthrie, PRSA HRA RSW LLD (British, 1859-1930)
Miss Isabella H. Gardiner
signed 'J. Guthrie' (lower right)
oil on canvas
110.8 x 85.7 cm. (43 5/8 x 33 3/4 in.)
Painted in 1899
PROVENANCE: Mrs George Elmslie Troup, Edinburgh, Thence by descent. LITERATURE: J.L. Caw, Sir James Guthrie , Macmillan, London, 1932, pl. XVI, pp. 72, 87, 129, 220 "..and a portrait of Miss Gardiner, which, if never quite finished, is one of his most subtle and personal pictures." (p. 72) "Of what may be called his Whistlerian pictures...probably the most personal and the most vitally expressive is the three-quarter length of his cousin, Miss Isabella Gardiner, seated at a piano. A scheme of cool yet not cold greys and dusky browns, flushing in the head and hands into pearly tints...It is at the same time the basis of a singularly attractive interpretation of character...creates very quietly an impression of singularly sympathetic and intelligent personality and gives the picture its exceptionally haunting appeal." (ibid p. 87). Inspired by Whistler, most of the Glasgow Boys took to portraiture once their careers were established, particularly Guthrie and Lavery, both of whom secured important public commissions. Guthrie painted several members of the Gardiner family.
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