John Quinton Pringle

(18641925 ) - Artworks
PRINGLE John Quinton Feeding The Hens, Ardesier

Lyon & Turnbull /Nov 29, 2012
3,703.25 - 6,172.08
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John Quinton Pringle - Townhead Farm

John Quinton Pringle - Townhead Farm

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John Quinton Pringle (British, 1864-1925) Townhead Farm signed and dated 'John Q Pringle/96' (lower left) oil on canvas 23 x 28 cm. (9 1/16 x 11 in.) unframed PROVENANCE: Acquired directly from the artist by Pringle's friend and fellow artist in Glasgow, RL Sutherland. Thence by direct descent Pringle was a singular talent, whose oils in particular come very rarely to the market. An optician by trade, the income from his shop at Glasgow Cross allowed him the freedom to become an original and avant garde artist. Pringle attended classes alongside Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Muirhead Bone at Glasgow School of Art until 1896, the year he opened his own shop and painted this remarkable picture of children in a farmyard. He also accepted commissions to paint portrait miniatures of children, including those of Fra Newbery of Glasgow School of Art, and Mackintosh's patron William Davidson (Windyhill, Kilmacolm). His meticulous approach was well-suited to this exacting discipline. Pringle's earlier work reflected that of the Glasgow Boys, with Bastien-Lepage - inspired 'square brushwork' and an interest in tonal values, but he was much more inclined to depict his urban environment in a way the Boys rarely did. Around 1896 he was working on a series of pictures inspired by his native east end, ranging from the celebrated street document Muslin Street, Bridgeton , to back courts and views of Tollcross, Easterhouse and Parkhead. Although now subsumed by the city boundaries, these were at the time outlying, rustic areas. The given title for this work is 'by family repute' but Townhead is an area of the city, close to Pringle's shop. He was a keen exhibition-goer in Scotland and London, and would have been aware of the latest developments on the continent, such as Post Impressionism and the Pointillisme of Seurat and Signac. He later had access to the work of French Neo-Impressionists such Le Sidaner, who submitted pictures to the Royal Glasgow Institute 1903-06. Pringle's work developed rapidly and while Old Houses, Parkhead of 1893 is still in the Glasgow Boys idiom, Muslin Street painted three years later is altogether more progressive yet retaining the earthy palette. However the present work has a shimmering surface, with subtle areas and specks of pure colour: blue, green and scarlet over the silvery grey. Pringle's work shows clear knowledge of optical/colour theory, and the form of the stylised tree to the left derives much from Japanese prints.
John Quinton Pringle - Man With Tobacco Pouch

John Quinton Pringle - Man With Tobacco Pouch

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Lot number: 20
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LOT 20 PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION JOHN QUINTON PRINGLE 1864 - 1925 MAN WITH TOBACCO POUCH 70,000—100,000 GBP measurements 54 by 43.5 cm.; 21¼ by 17 in. signed and dated l.l.: JOHN .Q. PRINGLE/ /03 oil on canvas PROVENANCE William Meldrum Esq.;Gifted to David A. L. Fleming Esq.;Christie's, Scotland, 22 November 1988, lot 642 CATALOGUE NOTE Pringle, like many contemporary fellow Scottish artists, wasstrongly influenced by the French realist painter JulesBastien-Lepage. He saw his work in exhibitions in Glasgow in the1880s, and Pringle adopted, in particular, elements ofBastien-Lepage's technique and Realist subject matter.However, Pringle clearly synthesised these influences in adistinctly personal way, adding his own intense range of colouring,and heightening the Post Impressionist tendency to squared,inter-woven brushstrokes. He almost exclusively painted Glasgow scenes, urban andsub-urban, and Glasgow characters, including friends andacquaintances, with an almost wilful parochialism. He was a semi-professional artist, who nevertheless exhibited inVienna, at the Secessionist exhibition in 1902, in London atthe Whitechapel Gallery in 1914, and frequently in Scotland. He wastrained as an optical repair man and ran a shop offering these, andother repair services, in Saltmarket in Glasgow for many years. Theshop doubled as his studio. He had previously trained as an artistin Glasgow between 1883-88, at one time alongside Charles RennieMackintosh, and there is undoubtedly a strong decorative strain inhis work, with his often limited range of colours neverthelesscreating great luminosity. Pringle stopped painting in oils in 1911, and did not resumeuntil towards the end of his life in the early 1920s. He is aneccentric but highly distinctive artist, much revered in Scotland,who deserves greater recognition. His work is rare, only some 100works survive, and many of these are in institutional collections,notably at the Kelvingrove Museum in Glasgow, and the Tate Galleryin London. This particular work, dating from 1903, depicts a Glasgowcharacter nicknamed Kruger, for his likeness to the contemporaryBoer leader. He features in three portraits of this period and wasa frequent visitor to Pringle's shop. There is a similar, althoughlater, work Man with a Drinking Mug, in the ScottishNational Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh.
John Quinton Pringle - Tending The Ducks

John Quinton Pringle - Tending The Ducks

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Lot number: 102
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Oil on canvas, inscribed on the stretcher verso 'I believe this tobe a genuine painting by John Quinton Pringle possibly c.1908,James Meldrum' 26cm x 31cm (10.25in x 12.25in) Estimate £20,000-30,000 The present owner inherited the painting fromhis grandfather, who had a stained glass shop in the Saltmarket,Glasgow, near Pringle's own optician's shop. The painting was mostlikely a gift from the artist, who is known to have been veryinterested in stained glass.
John Quinton Pringle - Feeding The Hens, Ardesier

John Quinton Pringle - Feeding The Hens, Ardesier

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Lot number: 100
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Lot 100 JOHN QUINTON PRINGLE (SCOTTISH 1864-1925) FEEDING THE HENS, ARDESIER Pencil and watercolour 22cm x 28cm (8.5in x 11in) Estimate £3,000-5,000 Provenance: A gift from Eva, James Meldrum's second wife and thence by descent
John Quinton Pringle - In The Garden, Gartcosh

John Quinton Pringle - In The Garden, Gartcosh

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Lot number: 101
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Lot 101 JOHN QUINTON PRINGLE (SCOTTISH 1864-1925) IN THE GARDEN, GARTCOSH, Pencil and watercolour 16cm x 18.5cm (6.25in x 7.25in) Estimate £1,500-2,000 Provenance: A gift from Eva, James Meldrum's second wife and thence by descent
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