Robert Macaulay Stevenson (1854-1952)
|Artist Name||Robert Macaulay Stevenson (1854-1952)|
|Title||Glasgow Boy River Landscape|
|Description||A large impressive original Victorian oil painting which was painted circa 1890 by Glasgow Boy Scottish artist Robert Macaulay Stevenson. This Romantic Scottish view is in fine condition and is framed in its original gallery frame. Influenced by the Barbizon School and the subtle oil paintings of Corot, it has a luminous glow associated with his landscapes. His works like this are visually stunning and verge on lyrical abstraction. He was a very innovative artist and years ahead of his time. Very large and in good condition, this is a lovely example a 19th century Scottish landscape oil. Similar examples of his paintings are on display in Kelvingrove Art Gallery Glasgow.
Signed left Robert M Stevenson.
|Provenance||Scottland estate collection.
Remains of old exhibition label verso.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||50 x 40 inches|
|Frame||Frame which compliments the picture 56 inches by 46 inches. Good condition. Corner separation.|
|Condition||Good clean condition|
|Biography||Robert Macaulay Stevenson (1854-1952) was a Scottish painter associated, like EA Hornel, with the later history of the Glasgow Boys. His elder brother was the Liberal politician Sir Daniel Macaulay Stevenson, a Lord Provost of Glasgow and Chancellor of the University of Glasgow. Stevenson was influenced by the work of the Barbizon school, especially Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot. He worked from studios in Glasgow, at Montreuil-sur-Mer in France, at Kirkcudbright, and at Bardowie Loch, Dunbartonshire. He was deeply involved in the artistic life in Glasgow and largely responsible for ensuring the Glasgow Art Club was won over to the new movement. He is best known for his paintings of river scenes, often in moonlight with use of rich impasto giving a rather gloomy but romantic aspect to the scene. Of all the Glasgow Boys it is said he was closest to Hornel and Henry in style although popular with all of them, Melville would never stay anywhere else when in Glasgow. Lavery called him the prophet of the School, having survived all the other Glasgow Boys, he became a symbol of what they stood for. In 1920 he married the Scottish artist Stansmore Dean.
Gold medal at the first Munich Secession exhibition, 1893. Diploma of honour at the second General Exposition of Fine Arts (Exposición General de Bellas Artes) in Barcelona, 1894. Silver medal at Brussels International Exposition, 1897.
Exhibited: Royal Academy 2 in 1884 and 1892 but mainly Royal Scottish Academy 17, RSW, Aberdeen Artist's Society 1894-8 and Glasgow Institute 75. He is represented in major art galleries across the world.