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Robert Colquhoun
Rare, 20th Century painting by Robert Colquhoun from his 'transition' period

1942

US$21,314.06

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Robert Colquhoun (Scottish, 1914 – 1962) The three graces Oil on board Signed ‘Colquhoun’ (lower right) Executed circa 1942 / 43 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm.) This work has been expertised and we would like to thank Davy Brown for expertising this work Robert Colquhoun was a Scottish painter, printmaker and theatre set designer. He was born in Kilmarnock and was educated at Kilmarnock Academy. He won a scholarship to study at the Glasgow School of Art, where he met Robert MacBryde with whom he established a lifelong homosexual relationship and professional collaboration, the pair becoming known as "the two Roberts". Colquhoun's early works of agricultural labourers and workmen were strongly influenced by the colours and light of rural Ayrshire. His work developed into a more austere, Expressionist style, heavily influenced by Picasso, and concentrated on the theme of the isolated, agonised figure. From the mid-1940s to the early 1950s he was considered one of the leading artists of his generation. According to Davy Brown, this work is typical of Colpuhoun’s ‘transition period’ from the time he arrived in London in 1941 until his meeting with the painter Jankel Adler at 77 Bedford Gardens in 1943, resulting in his 1944 show at the Lefevre Gallery. Colquhoun suffered a creative block after leaving the army and arriving in London. However, shortly after their arrival there, he and Robert MacBryd met a young couple, Rollo Hayes, a writer and his friend, the artist and model, Millie Gomershall, who leant them their cottage near Church Lench in Worcestershire for three weeks in 1941. They returned to London with four canvases each. This painting relates to works from this period which are comparable with style and execution. After meeting Jankel Adler his style changes. The work related most closely to ‘The Spanish sister’s’ of 1943.

Details

  • Creator
    Robert Colquhoun (1914 - 1962, Scottish)
  • Creation Year
    1942
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Medium
  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
    The board is more or less good condition with a few abrasions, mainly to the corners.
  • Gallery Location
    Petworth, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU54038030022

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