Allan, Jessie (Scotland)
1859 - 1947
Mull from Iona, oil on board, Signed l/r,
12" x 16" sight, 15.25" x
About the Painting: Very good condition. Framed in a gilt frame
of the period.
About the Artist: Attributed to the artist Jessie Allan, 1859-1947,
without provenance. Jessie Allan was a painter
and teacher, also known as Janet Russell
Allan, sister of the artist Hugh Allan, born
in Glasgow. She studied at the School of
Art there, 1881-8, also at the Acadmie run
by Eugene Delecluse in Montparnasse, Paris,
joining the Glasgow Art School staff, 1900-24.
Was a member of the Glasgow Society of Lady
Artists, showed extensively with royal Glasgow
Institute of the Fine Arts, also with RSA,
RSW and at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
retired to Broughton, Peebles, where she
continued to paint until her death. - from Artists in Britain Since 1945 by David Buckman.
Exhibitions: Miss Jessie R. Allan was a Glasgow artist
who exhibited widely between 1889 and 1923
She exhibited 26 times at the Glasgow Institute,
9 times at the Royal Scottish Academy, 3
times at the Royal Society of Painters in
NOTE: Jessie Allan was a contemporary of the Scottish
Colourists (Cadell, Hunter, Peploe and Fergusson)
and the similarity of this work with their's
is obvious. It might be argued that Jessie
Allan was an influence on the Colourists,
rather than the other way around, although
we don't know for certain if any of the Colourists
studied with her at the Glasgow Art School.
She was certainly their senior, and outlived
all but Fergusson.
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