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William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W.
THE YOUNG SAILOR
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W.
THE YOUNG SAILOR
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 23,750 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W.
1835-1910
THE YOUNG SAILOR
signed and dated W McTaggart/ 68 (lower right)
oil on canvas
40.5 by 28.5cm., 16 by 11¼in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's, Gleneagles, 2 September 1998, lot 1450

Literature

Per Kvaerne, Singing Songs of the Scottish Heart – William McTaggart 1835-1910, 2007, illustrated p.108 colour plate 109

Catalogue Note

William McTaggart was a native of Kintyre and therefore had a strong connection with the sea and with the west-coast fishermen, their boats and their families. In the late 1860s he painted a series of pictures of children from the herring-fishing communities, either playing amongst themselves or helping the adults to mend nets or bring in the catch on the shore. The side-long glance of the boy in present picture demonstrates McTaggart’s adoption of the conventions of mid-Victorian portraiture, whilst his clothing shows the artist’s desire to be more realistic in his portrayals.

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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