Thomas McEwan (1864-1914)

Artist Name Thomas McEwan (1864-1914)
Title Feeding Time
Description This beautiful Victorian Scottish oil painting is by noted Scottish artist of genre and domestic scenes, Thomas McEwan, once President of the Glasgow Art Club. It dates to 1890. The painting is a lovely interior scene of a lady feeding a baby on her lap by the fire of a cottage with a cat near by. McEwan liked using family as models so this could possibly be members of his own family. The light in the room and homely details are beautifully depicted. Housed in a wonderful ornate Barbizon frame this painting wouldn't look out of place in Kelvingrove museum.Signed lower right.
 
Provenance J B  Bennet & Sons Glasgow label verso.
Medium Oil on Canvas
Size 16 x 12 inches
Frame Housed in a beautiful ornate frame 30 inches by 26 inches and in good condition.
Condition Good condition.
Biography Thomas "Tom" McEwan RSW (1846–1914) was a Scottish painter in oils and watercolour, of mainly domestic scenes. Born near Glasgow into a poor family with artistic inclinations, his father being an amateur artist and a friend of James Docherty (landscape painter). He was an apprentice to a pattern designer in Glasgow, but in 1863 he attended evening classes at the Glasgow School of Art under Robert Greenlees. During the 1860s he exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute and in 1872 embarked on a sketching holiday with James Docherty, working on Isla and Jura. Dutch influence can be seen in his work, especially that of Dutch painter Jozef Israëls. He used members of his family as models and was particularly fond of portraying grandparents and their children sewing and engaged in similar activities in the home and in open farmsteads, often with poultry in the foreground. The influence of Wilkie can occasionally be seen. He was a very good artist, and was for several years President of the Glasgow Art Club. He lived for many years at Rosevale, Helensburgh. He was elected member of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour in 1883.
Price £2975
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