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Robert Scott Lauder, R.S.A.
1803-1869
POOR LOUIS, THE GLEE MAIDEN, THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
816
Robert Scott Lauder, R.S.A.
1803-1869
POOR LOUIS, THE GLEE MAIDEN, THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 8,400 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Robert Scott Lauder, R.S.A.
1803-1869
1803-1869
POOR LOUIS, THE GLEE MAIDEN, THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH

inscribed with the title on an old exhibition label attached to the stretcher


oil on canvas


133 by 103 cm., 52½ by 40½ in.
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Provenance

J. B. Bennett & Sons, Glasgow;
R. J. Barclay Esq.;
The Fine Art Society, London, April 1972;
Private collection, Milan

Exhibited

London, Royal Academy, 1844, no. 514;
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1845, no. 19;
Glasgow, Scottish National Exhibition, 1901 and 1911

Literature

William Hardie, Scottish Painting 1837-1939, 1976, repr. pl. 12

Catalogue Note

"Ah, poor Louise! The livelong day
She roams from cot to castle gay;
And still her voice and viol say,
Ah, maids, beware the woodland way -
Think on Louise." Walter Scott.

Louise, is a travelling minstrel from Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth which was published in 1828. She is depicted with her constant companion, a small French spanial and wearing 'the dress of her calling, more guady than rich, and showed the person more than did the garb of other females'. Scott described her dusky good looks thus 'sunny complexion, snow-white teeth, brilliant black eyes, and raven locks, marked her country lying far in the south of France.'

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