William Beattie Brown (1831-1909)

Artist Name William Beattie Brown (1831-1909)
Title The Windmill
Size 25 x 30 inches
Medium Oil on Canvas
Condition Excellent condition
Biography William Beattie Brown (1831-1909) was a prolific landscape painter. Based in Edinburgh, most of his early work was of Edinburgh and the Borders. However, he was increasingly attracted to the wild and remote parts of Scotland, his main themes were Scottish highland landscapes. He was a pioneer among the Scottish ‘out-of-door’ artists, frequently completing his pictures directly from nature a practice which explains his vigour and realism. In 1871 he was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy, and in 1884 an academician. His diploma picture, dated 1883, is a characteristic highland landscape, ‘Coire-na-Faireamh,’ now in the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh. Representative works by him are in the public galleries at Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, and Bolton. He was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy, London, and also at Glasgow and other Scottish exhibitions.
Description This beautiful oil on canvas circa 1880 is by Scottish artist William Beattie-Brown. The painting is of a windmill by a river at twilight. A  woman is walking by the water, possibly towards a figure who is looking out towards her from the windmill. The Impressionist evening glow is beautifully reflected in the water and one can even see the material in the cloth sails of the windmill. An enchanting image. Signed lower right.
Provenance By descent from the artist.
Frame Framed in an original ornate gilt frame 40 inches by 35 inches and in good condition.
Price £4400
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