William Alfred Gibson (1866-1931)
|Artist Name||William Alfred Gibson (1866-1931)|
|Description||An original oil painting by William Alfred Gibson. One of my favourite Scottish artists, he was well travelled and has been influenced by Corot and the Dutch school. This painting depicts a marine quayside with moored boats being unloaded and is a very impressive painting. This Impressionist landscape was painted circa 1910 and is a lovely example of an early twentieth century Scottish Impressionistic oil and a good example of his work.
Signed left William Alfred Gibson.
|Provenance||Scottish Collection. Christie’s London|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36 x 28 inches|
|Frame||Housed in a gilt gallery frame which compliments the picture, 44 inches by 32 inches. In good condition behing glass and ready to hang.|
|Condition||In good condition. Has fine craquelure in places.|
|Biography||William Alfred Gibson (1866 - 1931). William Alfred Gibson was born in Glasgow in 1866 and educated in the city. He spent ten years in the Royal Glasgow Queen's Yeomanry and saw service in the Boer War. After the war he turned to painting, mostly landscapes in oil, being influenced by the Dutch school and Corot, both in subject matter and in the subdued tones of silvery greys, greens and browns which he used. His favourite subjects were river views in Scotland and Holland characterised by powerful leaden grey skies and broken brushwork.
Gibson exhibited at the RA, RSA, GI and abroad. He worked in Scotland, England, Holland and France and his work is represented in several public collections.