James Wallace (1872-1911)
|Artist Name||James Wallace (1872-1911)|
|Title||The Rendezvous - Portrait of Elsie Viola Robinson|
|Description||This stunning romantic exhibited Scottish Edwardian Impressionist portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish artist James Wallace. Painted in 1908 with excellent provenance, the brushwork and colouring are superb. The sitter is Elsie Viola Robinson, the fiancee of the artist. The composition is a full length portrait of Elsie and her Old English Sheep dog in a Lincolnshire landscape. She is eagerly waiting for her fiancee, hence the title, The Rendevous. She poses in a plumed hat and beautiful dress with a spray of violas attached, her name's sake. A tremendous painting and an excellent example of Wallace's work.
Signed and dated James Wallace 08 lower centre.
|Provenance||Royal Academy London, 1908, no. 135 The Rendezvous.
Exhibited Manchester 1908, Dicksee and Co label verso.
Exhibited Glasgow 1909, Dicksee and Co label verso.
Remains of Ferrins Gallery Hull label verso.
Christie's stamps verso.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||26 x 40 inches|
|Frame||Housed in its original ornate gilt frame, 47 inches by 33 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||James Wallace (1872-1911) was a landscape painter from Berwick on Tweed who later lived in London and Paisley and who painted many scenes around Berwick on Tweed. Exhibited at The Royal Academy between 1899-1904. Exhibition history Royal Academy 2, Glasgow Institute 5, Royal Scottish Academy 5.|