James Guthrie

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GUTHRIE James Miss Isabella H. Gardiner

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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 Footnotes 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

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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

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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

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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 - A Highland Shepherd - Sketch

James Guthrie - A Highland Shepherd - Sketch

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Sir James Guthrie, PRSA HRA RSW LLD (British,1859-1930) 'A Highland Shepherd - sketch' signed and dated 'James Guthrie' 1880 (lower left) oil on canvas en grisaille 150 x 113cm (59 1/16 x 44 1/2in). PROVENANCE: JG Whyte, Helensburgh TWG Guthrie, Rowmore EXHIBITED: RGI, (autumn) 1880, according to Caw. LITERATURE: Caw, Sir J, 'Sir James Guthrie', London, 1932, p211 Painted at Brig O'Turk. This is one of Guthrie's first 'realist'subjects, for which the Glasgow Boys became renowned. The followingyear, he was back at Brig O'Turk with Crawhall, Walton andHenry.
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