George Houston (1869-1947)

Artist Name George Houston (1869-1947)
Title Loch Goil Landscape, Scotland
Description This stunning exhibited Scottish Impressionist Edwardian landscape oil painting is by noted landscape painter George Houston.  It was painted in 1906 and exhibited the same year at the Glasgow Institute of Fine art. The location is Loch Goil and Houston painted in this area for several years between 1904-1910.  Loch Goil is a small sea loch forming part of the coast of the Cowal peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The sea loch is entirely within the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. In the foreground is a man in a rowing boat and the bend of a dirt road in dappled light through trees. Beyond a stretch of the loch are mountains, with houses nestling amongst the trees on the edge of the loch.  To the left are figures by the water's edge. It is a very still, peaceful scene but with a really vibrant palette of vivid greens, orange of the seaweed and the purple mountains beyond, all beautifully reflected in the waters. This is a really charming Scottish  Edwardian oil painting and an excellent example of George Houston's work.

Signed lower right George Houston.
Provenance Exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Art, 1906 no. 675, in room number four, £200, entitled Loch Goil. 

Lyon & Turnbull, 1 December 2011, lot 21
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 50 x 40 inches
Frame Housed in an ebonised frame with gold slip, 57 inches by 47 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition. Photographed outside in bright sunlight to show the depth of colour.
Biography George Houston RSA (1869-1957) was born at West Lynn, Dalry, Ayrshire. He lived most of his life around Ayrshire, Edinburgh and Argyll, although he was widely travelled for his time, visiting Japan in 1911. He is best known for his consistently high technical skill, capturing the atmosphere and changing climate and seasons of his favourite Argyll and Ayrshire. He painted mainly in oil and watercolour but also produced etchings. Member of The London Society of 25. Elected Associate Royal Scottish academy 1900. RSW 1908, Royal Institute 1920 and Royal Scottish Academy 1925. Exhibited in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and the USA. Represented in Glasgow Art Gallery (9) and other Scottish galleries.
Royal Academy - 3, Royal Scottish Academy - 70, Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours - 11, Glasgow Institute - 122, Walker Gallery Liverpool - 16.
Price SOLD
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