Robert Houston (1891-1940)

Artist Name Robert Houston (1891-1940)
Title Loch Lomond
Description Robert Houston. It was painted circa 1935 and exhibited at the Glasgow Institute  in 1940 entitled Loch Lomond from Luss Glen. It is a large and impressive view across Loch Lomond from Luss Glen on a lovely summers day. In the raised foreground are vibrant  flora and fauna, the view then dropping down over trees to the blue of the loch  with its little islands and the mountains in the background, below a summer sky. The palette is fantastic with the contrasting shades of blue and yellow  and the colours zing off the canvas. This is a superb example of Robert Houston's work with lovely brushwork and a great example of Scottish exhibited art.

Signed lower right and title label verso.
Provenance Exhibited. Glasgow Institute 1940, no. 135 entitled Loch Lomond from Luss Glen.
W. B. Simpson, Glasgow. Label verso.
Sotheby's label dated 14.2.1995 lot no. 209.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 36 x 24 inches
Frame Housed in a gilt frame which compliments the picture, 42 inches by 36 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Robert Houston (1891-1940) was born in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire in June 1891. He studied at Glasgow School of Art and was a painter in oils and watercolours of landscapes and figurative subjects.

He was also a noted aquatintist and designed and executed railway posters. He was elected to membership of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours in 1936 and exhibited widely, showing 6 works at the Royal Academy, 8 at the Royal Scottish Academy, 11 at the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolours, and 34 at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts.
Price £5000
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