Douglas Falconer (1913-2004)
|Artist Name||Douglas Falconer (1913-2004)|
|Title||The Golden Eagle of the Scottish Highlands|
|Description||This stunning Scottish oil painting is by noted landscape artist Douglas Falconer. Painted circa 1960 the composition is of a seated golden eagle in a mountainous highland landscape. The bird is perched on a rock and looking over its shoulder. The purple of heather is at its feet and clouds adourne the mountains beyond. A very dramatic image painted with tremendous realism and skill.
Signed lower right. Entitled and signed on canvas verso.
William Riven - Gainsborough Gallery Liverpool. Label verso
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||24 x 20 inches|
|Frame||Housed In a period original frame, 30 inches by 26 inches framed and in good condition.|
|Biography||Douglas Falconer was born in 1913. Falconer initially trained as a furniture designer, gaining several important commissions, including the re-making of the bomb damaged rostrum for the auction house Christie’s.
Falconer is praised for his romantic and highly atmospheric landscapes. His scenes are mostly of Europe and Britain, and most notably depict the Lake District and the lochs and mountains of Scotland. He originally painted purely as a pastime, but committed himself to it as a result of the level and depth of demand among collectors for his work.
Falconer travelled extensively seeking inspiration for his work, and staged numerous highly successful dedicated exhibitions at galleries in London.