George Whitton Johnstone (1849-1901)
|George Whitton Johnstone (1849-1901)
|A Shady Pool
|This lovely Scottish Edwardian Impressionist exhibited landscape oil painting is by noted artist George Whitton Johnstone. Painted in 1901 it was exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy the same year, entitled a Shady Pool. The soft palette of muted greens and wispy brushwork are enchanting. In the mid ground, two young children stand by the pool which is full of reflections of the surrounding trees and sky. In the distance a waterfall cascades down and the stream flows into the pool. A really stunning Scottish landscape oil painting and an excellent example of Johnstone's work.
Signed and dated 12901 lower left.
|Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy 1901 no. 479 entitled A Shady Pool.
|Oil on Canvas
|36 x 25 inches
|Housed in a complementary frame, 43 inches by 32 inches and in good condition.
|George Whitton Johnstone RSA RSW (1849-1901) was a 19th-century Scottish artist. He was born in Glamis in May 1849. He was a full member of the Royal Scottish Academy and Royal Society of Watercolourists and demonstrated particular skill with landscapes and portraits. His first exhibition at the RSA was in 1872 and he continued to exhibit regularly. He became an Associate of the RSA in 1883, and a full member in 1895. He also exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts from 1885 - 1892. He painted mainly in Eskdale and Annandale, though he also painted in France's Fontainebleu forest. He was apparently influenced by the famous artist Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.