Lot 115
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GEORGE LESLIE HUNTER The Bay, Juan-Les-Pins

Estimate
150,000 - 200,000 GBP
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237,500 GBP
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Description

  • George Leslie Hunter
  • The Bay, Juan-Les-Pins
  • signed l.r.: L Hunter
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Pearson & Westergaard, Ltd., Glasgow, where purchased by Major Ion R. Harrison and thence by descent

Exhibited

London, Alex. Reid & Lefevre, Three Scottish Painters, 1939, no.4;
Glasgow, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Leslie Hunter Exhibition, 1942, no.74:
Edinburgh, National Gallery of Scotland, Leslie Hunter, 1877-1931, 1942, no.92;
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, The Thistle Foundation, Pictures from a Private Collection, 1951, no.72;
Edinburgh, Saltire Society, Four Scottish Colourists, 1952, no.60;
Rothesay, Rothesay Museum, Arts Council for Scotland, Paintings by Leslie Hunter, 1955, no.20

Literature

B. Smith and J. Marriner, Hunter Revisited, The Life and Art of Leslie Hunter, Edinburgh, 2012, illustrated pl.121, p.142

Catalogue Note

'Everyone must choose his own way, and mine will be the way of colour.'

 

George Leslie Hunter

quoted in, T. J. Honeyman, Introducing Leslie Hunter, London, 1937. p.97

'Hunter always maintained that he was not painting for today but for fifty years hence...Having lived twenty-five years with several of them I find that Hunter's prophecy is coming true.'

Major Ion R. Harrison

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

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