Sunday, September 12, 2010
Colin Hunter - A Fishing Boat off the Coast
Price Realized £4,780
signed 'Colin Hunter' (lower right)
oil on canvas
31¾ x 5¼ in. (80.7 x 13.4 cm.)
Painted for Alma-Tadema's house, 17 Grove End Road, St John's Wood; sold Hampton & Sons, London, 11 June 1913, lot 608.
R. de Cordova, 'The Panels in Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema's Hall', Strand Magazine, vol. XXIV, no. 144, December 1902, p. 623, illustrated as A Seascape.
'Those who care for Mr Colin Hunter's work', wrote De Cordova, 'will easily recognise his characteristic seapiece, in which the sea is painted with his own masterful knowledge of its ever-varying moods.' The picture was placed two to the right of MacWhirter's Silver Birches, with James Archer's Centaurs in between.
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