John Reid Murray (1861-1906)
|Artist Name||John Reid Murray (1861-1906)|
|Description||An original oil on canvas by John Reid Murray who exhibited with The Glasgow Boys in Europe. His life was tragically cut short before he could make his name as famous as the other members of The Glasgow Boys. The painting depicts Loch Lomond in Scotland. Painted in an impressionistic impasto style with superb colouring, it is a good example of circa 1900 Scottish oil painting. The colours and forms are particularly appealing. It is signed and with good provenance.
Signed lower left and titled.
|Provenance||Scottish estate. T. & R. Annan and Sons Glasgow Art Dealer - label verso|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||20 x 17 inches|
|Frame||Framed 26 inches by 24 inches. In good condition.|
|Condition||In excellent condition.|
|Biography||John Reid Murray (1861-1906) Born in Helensburgh; died Prestwick. Studied at Glasgow before going to Antwerp Academy with E A Hornel. Exhibited with The Glasgow Boys in Europe. A landscape painter his work is distinguished by the frequent use of heavy impasto with a fine feel for seasonal colour often with extensive foregrounding and low horizon. He gained a gold medal in Munich in 1897 and died before his full potential was realised. He is represented in The Glasgow Art Gallery. Exhibited Royal Scottish Academy 45, Royal Academy 1, Royal Hibernian Society 7, Glasgow Institute 50, Liverpool 2.|