Park, James Stuart (Scottish)
1862 - 1933
Gypsy Girl, Oil on Canvas,
signed in monogram, upper right,
19.5" x 15.5" sight, 26.75"
x 22.75" frame.
About the Painting: Excellent condition. The frame is not original
to the painting, but is appropriate for the
Provenance: Acquired from a Michigan Avenue Gallery,
Chicago whose owner discovered the painting,
rolled in a tube, in the barn of an estate
About the Artist: James Stuart Park was born in Kidderminster
of Ayrshire parents in 1862. The family returned
to Scotland shortly after his birth, and
he would gain his formal art training at
the Glasgow School of Art and in Paris under
Lefebvre, Boulanger and Cormon. He was associated
with the Glasgow Boys - sharing a studio with David Gauld and
James Kay. He exhibited at the R.S.A. and Glasgow Institute,
but rarely in England. Yellow Roses, painted in 1889 and now in the Glasgow
Art Gallery, was the the work for which he
first gained attention when he was just twenty-seven.
A departure from his more common work featuring
flowers in still life, this painting matches
another, A Gypsy Maid, in the collection of the Dundee City Art
Gallery (reproduced as a full page color
plate in William Hardie's Scottish Painting 1837-1939), in both style and size. Both are signed
in monogram and are thought to date from
around 1892.Floral paintings were to become Stuart Park's
"bread and butter" in the early
1900s, but they lack the originality of his
Park died in Kilmarnock in 1933.
Note: World Record price for the artist - £26,400
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Rockport, MA 01966