Herbert James Gunn (1893-1964)
|Artist Name||Herbert James Gunn (1893-1964)|
|Title||Sir Alexander Roger|
|Description||Painted by Scottish listed artist Herbert James Gunn. This fine large Scottish realist portrait depicts a young Sir Alexander Roger and was painted circa 1930. Educated at the Glasgow School of art and Academie Julien he has works housed in many major National collections including the National Gallery of Scotland and the National Portrait Gallery.
Signed upper right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Size 43 inches by 35 inches and in very good condition.|
|Biography||Herbert James Gunn (1893-1964). Glasgow-born Gunn briefly studied art at Glasgow and Edinburgh before moving to the Académie Julian in Paris in 1911. Whilst in Paris, Gunn met William Hutchison who was to be a friend for life. After serving with the 10th Scottish Rifles in the First World War, Gunn returned to Scotland where he married twice within a decade. His second wife, Pauline Miller, became a model for some of his best-known paintings. In 1929 Gunn decided to devote himself to portraiture and soon established a prolific and successful career. His portraits are sometimes sombre but always carefully painted, with close attention to detail. His distinguished sitters include Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and the Queen Mother.|