David Fulton (1848-1930)
|Artist Name||David Fulton (1848-1930)|
|Title||A City Garden, with a Windmill Beyond|
|Description||This superb 19th century oil painting is by noted exhibited Scottish artist David Fulton. Painted circa 1890 the composition is a city garden, possibly Edinburgh, in the foreground with houses rising up the hill beyond to a windmill. There is also a bridge to the middle left which may help to identify the precise location. The windmill is a tower mill construction - A tower mill is a type of vertical windmill consisting of a brick or stone tower, on which sits a wooden 'cap' or roof, which can rotate to bring the sails into the wind. This rotating cap on a firm masonry base gave tower mills great advantages over earlier post mills, as they could stand much higher, bear larger sails, and thus afford greater reach into the wind. There were a surprising number of windmills in cities, mostly now demolished. A lovely Scottish oil painting with plenty of interest.
Signed lower right.
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 30 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an ornate frame, 38 inches by 28 inches and in good condition.|
|Biography||David Fulton RSW (1848-1930) Fulton was born in Parkhead Scotland and Studied at the Glasgow School of art. He was a painting of landscape, Interiors and Figurative subjects. His works were exhibited widely in Principal London galleries in addition to Scottish venues.
Elected RSW 1890 and exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Scottish Academy 72, Royal Society of Watercolours 85, Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 156 and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 17. He is represented at the Paisley Institute.