Lyon & Turnbull

Land of Inspiration | Scottish Harbours

One of the great inspirations for Scottish artists is their local landscape, with many living within, or travelling to explore, a range of visually arresting environments, from rugged Highland hills and lochs, to picturesque beaches and charming fishing villages. This visual interest is often only increased by the notoriously changeable weather, and the effect this has on the light and mood of different environments. 

In the Scottish Paintings & Sculpture auction on 07 December, scenes of Scottish harbours are well represented, drawing attention to these as a rich source of artistic inspiration.  There is much for an artist to capture in these locales where small spots of civilisation meet the vast wilderness of the sea; man and nature are attempting to peacefully co-habit, and thus the sea’s innate power, light and reflective qualities meets man-made structures in the form of harbour walls, boats and houses. For the painter, there is light, structure, pattern and contrast, a perfect storm of subject matter for experimentation.


[§] SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GILLIES | THE HARBOUR QUAY, ANSTRUTHER | Estimate £4,000-6,000 + fees

Lot 101
[§] SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GILLIES C.B.E., R.A., R.S.A., R.S.W., L.L.D. (SCOTTISH 1898-1973)
THE HARBOUR QUAY, ANSTRUTHER
Signed, oil on canvas
Estimate £4,000-6,000 + fees
 


[§] WILLIAM GRANT MURRAY | THE OLD PIER, ST. ANDREWS | Estimate £600-900 + fees

Lot 65
[§] WILLIAM GRANT MURRAY A.R.C.A. (SCOTTISH 1877-1950)
THE OLD PIER, ST. ANDREWS
Signed with a monogram, oil on canvas
Estimate £600-900 + fees
 


GEORGE LESLIE HUNTER | HARBOUR SCENE | Estimate £3,000-5,000 + fees

Lot 69
GEORGE LESLIE HUNTER (SCOTTISH 1877-1931)
HARBOUR SCENE
Signed and dated 1918, pen and ink and watercolour
Estimate £3,000-5,000 + fees
 


[§] SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GILLIES | HARBOUR SCENE | Estimate £4,000-6,000 + fees

Lot 106
[§] SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GILLIES C.B.E., R.A., R.S.A., R.S.W., L.L.D. (SCOTTISH 1898-1973)
HARBOUR SCENE
Oil on board, and painted verso with signed wooded landscape
Estimate £4,000-6,000 + fees


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 


Scottish Paintings & Sculpture Auction 
07 December 2017 | 6pm
Edinburgh

Viewing from Sunday 03 December at 12noon

Browse the Full Catalogue
 

[§] SIR WILLIAM GEORGE GILLIES | HARBOUR SCENE | Estimate £4,000-6,000 + fees

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Published: 29 November 2017

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