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FRANCIS CAMPBELL BOILEAU CADELL, R.S.A., R.S.W. The Pink Azaleas

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250,000 - 350,000 GBP
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394,000 GBP
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Description

  • Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W.
  • The Pink Azaleas
  • signed l.l.: F.C.B. Cadell; numbered on the reverse: 4.
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Alex. Reid & Son, Glasgow, where purchased March 1926 by Major Ion R. Harrison and thence by descent

Exhibited

Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, The Thistle Foundation, Pictures from a Private Collection, 1951, no.105;
Edinburgh and London, The Fine Art Society, Three Scottish Colourists, 1977, no.63;
Edinburgh, Scottish National Galleries, Dean Gallery, F.C.B. Cadell, 2011

Literature

T.J. Honeyman, Three Scottish Colourists, Edinburgh, 1950, pl.1;
R. Billcliffe, The Scottish Colourists, London, 1989, pl.123;
A. Strang, F.C.B. Cadell, exh.cat, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2011, pl.58

Catalogue Note

'The first Cadell I bought…is known as the Pink Azalea. I recall that when Cadell first visited Croft House in 1928 he saw…the Pink Azalea hanging on the wall in a room to his left. He went straight up to it and, sucking his pipe, looked at it silently for some time. Eventually he turned towards me and said, "I have often wondered where that picture went. I congratulate you on having acquired it and, although I say it myself, you have a damned good Cadell" and broke into his infectious laugh.'

 

Ion R. Harrison

As I Remember Them in T.J. Honeyman, Three Scottish Colourists, Edinburgh, 1950, p.120

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