On My Wall | October 2021

On My Wall | October 2021

Specialist Picks from Paintings & Works on Paper

Ahead of our 13 October auction of Paintings & Works on Paper, our team is shining a spotlight on just a few of their favourite works featuring in our forthcoming auction. 

Join our specialists as they share insights into their favourite pieces from our Wednesday 13 October auction of Paintings & Works on Paper...

 


 

LOT 2 | SHEILA MACNAB MACMILLAN

 

LOT 2 | § SHEILA MACNAB MACMILLAN (SCOTTISH 1928-2018) | A BUSY HARBOUR Oil on canvas, with artist's label verso | 51cm x 51cm (20in x 20in) | £400 - £600 + fees

LOT 2 | § SHEILA MACNAB MACMILLAN (SCOTTISH 1928-2018) | A BUSY HARBOUR
Oil on canvas, with artist's label verso | 51cm x 51cm (20in x 20in) | £400 - £600 + fees

 

Sheila’s love of art and talent as a painter was strongly encouraged by her husband Iain Macnab (1890-1967) who persuaded her to train with him in London. Sheila’s contemporary landscapes are attractive and very distinctive and were usually painted ‘en plein air’. A Busy Harbour appeals to me through its composition – boats, buildings and landscape. The immediacy of the brushwork in the water and strong use of colour on the abstracted hillside add to the attractiveness of the picture. Sheila was a founding member of the Glasgow Southern Women Artists Club and continued to paint at home in her studio and abroad until her death in 2018.

- James McNaught, Associate Director, Head of Glasgow

 

VIEW LOT 2 ⇒

 


 

LOT 157 | WALLER HUGH PATON

 

LOT 157 | WALLER HUGH PATON R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1828-1895) | BARCLAY CHURCH FROM BRUNTSFIELD LINKS Signed and dated 1865, inscribed on a note attached verso, watercolour, arched top | 9cm x 13.5cm (3.5in x 5.25in) | £300 - £500 + fees
LOT 157 | WALLER HUGH PATON R.S.A., R.S.W. (SCOTTISH 1828-1895) | BARCLAY CHURCH FROM BRUNTSFIELD LINKS
Signed and dated 1865, inscribed on a note attached verso, watercolour, arched top | 9cm x 13.5cm (3.5in x 5.25in) | £300 - £500 + fees

 

For me, in this lovely sale, my top pick has to be Lot 157, Waller Hugh Paton’s view from Bruntsfield Links. Paton came from a family of Scottish artists, with his brother and sister Joseph Noel Paton and Amelia Robertson Hill also working professionally in painting and sculpture. Waller Hugh Paton and his brother were greatly inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites and we can see their influence here in the delicate attention to detail and warm glowing light. Paton is known for his scenes of sunset, particularly views of Arran, but it is a particular joy to see him turn his attention to his home city of Edinburgh, and a view many of us will recognise to this day.

- Carly Shearer, Head of Prints & Multiples

 

VIEW LOT 157 ⇒

 


 

LOT 11 | BET LOW

 

BET LOW A.R.S.A., R.S.W., R.G.I. (SCOTTISH 1924-2007) SAILING ROUND JURA

LOT 11 | § BET LOW A.R.S.A., R.S.W., R.G.I. (SCOTTISH 1924-2007) | SAILING ROUND JURA
Signed, watercolour | 21.5cm x 29cm (8.5in x 11.5in) | £500 - £700 + fees 

 

Bet Low’s work has always appealed to me. Her way of viewing the landscape is fascinating – so spare, almost flirting with abstraction, but at the same time clearly evocative of the natural atmospherics of the scene before her. And her handling of her materials, that characteristic layering that is simultaneously both a wash yet also chalky, is distinctive and a little mysterious. I think it takes a clever artist to paint so apparently simply.

- Charlotte Riordan, Associate Director and Head of Contemporary Art

 

VIEW LOT 11 ⇒

 


 

LOT 13 | CHARLES JAMES MCCALL

 

LOT 13 | § CHARLES JAMES MCCALL R.O.I (BRITISH 1907-1989) | MITZI, 1975 Signed and dated 1975, oil on board | 30cm x 17cm (12in x 6.75in) | £400 - £600 + fees

LOT 13 | § CHARLES JAMES MCCALL R.O.I (BRITISH 1907-1989) | MITZI, 1975
Signed and dated 1975, oil on board | 30cm x 17cm (12in x 6.75in) | £400 - £600 + fees

 

This painting is a love affair on canvas: Charles McCall married the jewellery specialist Eloise ‘Mitzi’ Ward in 1945. She became his favourite model and thirty years later their deep connection is clear in this beautiful image. Mitzi stands at a mantelpiece looking through an open door to her admiring husband.

- Alice Strang, Senior Specialist, Modern & Contemporary Art

 

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LOT 31 | ANDRE LANSKOY

 

LOT 31 | ANDRE LANSKOY (RUSSIAN 1902-1976) | UNTITLED (FIGURES ON A PINK GROUND) Signed and dated '74 lower left, collage and mixed media on paper | 50cm x 35cm (19.5in x 13.75in) | £800 - £1,200 + fees
LOT 31 | ANDRE LANSKOY (RUSSIAN 1902-1976) | UNTITLED (FIGURES ON A PINK GROUND)
Signed and dated '74 lower left, collage and mixed media on paper | 50cm x 35cm (19.5in x 13.75in) | £800 - £1,200 + fees

 

 

The Russian-born Andre Lanskoy was an important contributor to the development of Tachisme and the School of Paris. From the late 1930s, he devoted himself to abstraction and relationship between colour and form. This dynamic collage was created at the end of Lanskoy’s career, and typifies his colourful, expressive style.

- Chantal de Prez, Head of Sale

 

VIEW LOT 31 ⇒

 

 


 

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Paintings & Works on Paper

Wednesday 13 October 2021 10:00

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