Joseph Milne (1857-1911)
|Artist Name||Joseph Milne (1857-1911)|
|Description||An original large oil on canvas by the Scottish listed artist Joseph Milne who exhibited extensively at The Royal Scottish Academy and The Royal Academy. His son John Maclauchlan Milne was a famous impressionist Colourist. The painting depicts a harbour storm. The weather can be seen beating down on the coastal seascape. A horse and cart drag their way up the road to safety and the white swell engulfs the marina. It is typical Scottish Impressionist with vibrant brushwork and a lovely example of a 19th century Scottish oil. It was painted in 1881 and is in very good condition in its original gilt Empire frame. It has various labels verso.
|Provenance||Artists label verso. Important Scottish collection.|
|Medium||Oil on Canvas|
|Size||36.2 x 24 inches|
|Frame||Housed in an original Empire frame. 46 inches by 34 inches. In excellent condition for age.|
|Biography||Joseph (Joe) Milne (1857-1911) was born in Edinburgh in 1857, the elder brother of the painter William Watt Milne (1869-1949) and the father of John Maclauchlan Milne (1886-1957) qv. He painted mainly in oils, but occasionally in watercolours, producing land and seascapes which were notable for their strong, bright tones. When working in watercolour, he made free use of bodycolour. Although he lived much of his life in Edinburgh, he worked for a time in Dundee and also in Ayrshire.
He exhibited extensively at both the Royal Scottish Academy, from 1877 until 1902 (a total of 81 works) and the Glasgow Institute from 1880-1902 (45 works); he also had 7 works shown in London, at the RA between 1887 and 1908. Early titles often had a genre content. Favourite subjects were the coasts of Scotland and working rivers, particularly “The Silvery Tay”. Joseph Milne died in Edinburgh in 1911, at the age of 53.