John Burns Robertson (Fl. 1920-1944)
|Artist Name||John Burns Robertson (Fl. 1920-1944)|
|Title||Sculpture Hall - Kelvingrove, Glasgow|
|Description||This superb Scottish interior oil painting is by noted Glasgow artist John Burns Robertson. Painted in 1927 it is the interior main hall of Kelvingrove art Gallery in Glasgow. It was then known as the Sculpture Hall, housing a multitude of classical sculptures. Today it no longer holds the statues but is otherwise unchanged, with the same chequered flooring, stunning lights and the organ at the back. In the composition, a couple are admiring the statues which highlights their immense size. Robertson has perfectly captured the perspective and play of light and wonderful tones. An excellent example of a Scottish interior and of Robertson's work.
Signed and dated 1927 lower left.
|Provenance||Details inscribed on artist's label verso.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||30 x 25 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ebonised frame, 38 inches by 33 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||John Burns Robertson. Active between 1920-1944 Robertson was a Glasgow painter in oils of portraits, still life flowers and townscapes. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy 4 and Glasgow Institute 17.|