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FRANCIS CAMPBELL BOILEAU CADELL, R.S.A., R.S.W. The White Room

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300,000 - 500,000 GBP
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670,000 GBP
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Description

  • Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W.
  • The White Room
  • signed and dated l.r.: F.C.B. Cadell 15
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Alex. Reid & Son, Glasgow;
Pearson & Westergaard Ltd., Glasgow, where purchased April 1945 by Major Ion R. Harrison and thence by descent

Exhibited

London, Grosvenor Gallery, International Society, 1915;
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, The Thistle Foundation, Pictures from a Private Collection, 1951, no.108;
London, Guildhall, Art Exhibition Bureau, Trends in British Art, 1954;
Glasgow, Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum, Exhibition of Scottish Painting, 1961, no.148;
Glasgow, The Scottish Arts Council Gallery and Touring Exhibition, Three Scottish Colourists, 1970, no.28;
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1976, no.40;
Edinburgh and London, Fine Art Society, Three Scottish Colourists, 1977, no.48;
Edinburgh, Glasgow and London, Fine Art Society, F.C.B. Cadell Centenary Exhibition, 1983, no.31;
Edinburgh, Scottish National Galleries, Dean Gallery, F.C.B. Cadell, 2011

Literature

The Studio, 1916, vol.66, p.204;
T.J. Honeyman, Three Scottish Colourists, Edinburgh, 1950, opposite p.76, pl.I;
Pictures From a Private Collection, exh.cat, Glasgow, 1951, opposite p.14; 
R. Billcliffe, The Scottish Colourists, London, 1989, pl.56;
T. Hewlett & D. Macmillan, F.C.B. Cadell, Surrey, 2011, p.163, pl.172;
A. Strang, F.C.B. Cadell, exh.cat, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 2011, pl.23

Catalogue Note

'The glorious paintings of glamorous women that Cadell painted between 1912 ad 1915 are a high point in his career... Cadell's sense of glamour, while it is certainly akin to that of Lavery and Sargent, is never chilly or remote, however. It is always touched with the warmth of his appreciation of beauty.'
Tom Hewlett and Duncan Macmillan, F.C.B. Cadell - The Life and Works of a Scottish Colourists, Surrey, 2011, p.161
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