Small Cloudy Seascape Study By Sir David Young Cameron, Antique Original Oil
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ANTIQUE ORIGINAL SCOTTISH LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTING
Depicting a seascape with wonderfully captured cumulus clouds. I would say a bright and breezy spring day. There are suggestions of sailing boats on the water and gulls in the foreground. The location is more than likely off the Scottish coast.
David Young Cameron (1865–1945) was one of Scotland’s most prolific and influential artists. Born in Glasgow, the son of a minister, and in the early 1880s he went to study at Glasgow School of Art. By 1885 he had gained a place at Edinburgh School of Art. Most of his work consisted of Scottish landscapes (especially scenes of mountains) and architectural views, and he is best known for his etchings of buildings, including Gothic churches on the Continent—rich and sombre works with which he established a reputation as one of the outstanding printmakers of the day. As a painter his work included First World War scenes done in 1917–18 as an Official War Artist for the Canadian government. He was later knighted in 1924.
Dating from somewhere between the early 20th Century and the artist’s death in 1945.
Initialled to the lower left ‘D.Y.C.’.
In a later, yet complimentary deep-set gilt frame.
The painting itself is in very good condition, at some point it appears to have been lined professionally.
Overall measurements: 36cm x 27cm x 4cm.
H: 27cm W: 36cm D: 4cm
First quarter 20th Century