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George Leslie Hunter

Lobster on a Blue Plate

George Leslie Hunter

George Leslie Hunter

Lobster on a Blue Plate

Lobster on a Blue Plate

George Leslie Hunter

1877-1931

Lobster on a Blue Plate


signed L. Hunter (lower right)

oil on canvas

unframed: 35.5 by 40.6cm.; 14 by 16in.

framed: 51 by 56cm.; 20 by 22in.

Executed in 1928.


We are grateful to Jill Marriner for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

The following condition report has been provided by Hamish Deward Ltd.


UNCONDITIONAL AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE


Structural Condition:


The canvas is lined and is securely attached to the artist's original, four member, keyed wooden stretcher. This is providing an even and stable structural support.


Paint Surface:

The paint surface has an even varnish layer. The paint surface displays a few areas of fine lines of craquelure, including towards the centre of the right edge and within the purple painted background in the upper part of the composition. These are entirely stable.

Inspection under ultraviolet light shows a few very minor retouchings towards the centre of the right edge, two very small retouchings below the lobster in the lower centre of the composition, a small spot of retouching within the bowl above the lobster, and a few very minor retouchings at the extreme edges, most notably in the upper and lower left corners.


Summary:

The painting would therefore appear to be in very good and stable condition.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Alex Reid & Lefevre Ltd., Glasgow, where acquired by Major Ion R. Harrison and thence by family descent to the present owner

T J Honeyman, Three Scottish Colourists, London 1950,  illustrated plate 4

Roger Billcliffe, The Scottish Colourists, London, 1989, illustrated, pl.96

William Hardie, Scottish Painting 1837-The Present, London, 1990, illustrated, pl. 94

Bill Smith and Jill Marriner, Hunter Revisited: The Art and Life of Leslie Hunter, Edinburgh, 2012, illustrated p.149, pl.128


Glasgow, Alex Reid. & Lefevre Ltd., Memorial Exhibition, 1932, no.40
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, The Thistle Foundation, Pictures from a Private Collection, March 1951, no.60
Edinburgh and London, The Fine Art Society, Three Scottish Colourists, February - April 1977, no.88
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, Royal Glasgow Institute for the Fine Arts, Leslie Hunter Centenary, 1977, no.373