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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 period.

Provenance: Acquired from a Michigan Avenue Gallery, Chicago whose owner discovered the painting, rolled in a tube, in the barn of an estate in Wisconsin.

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 earlier work.

Park died in Kilmarnock in 1933.

World Record price for the artist - £26,400 (about $42,000).

$ 12,500.00
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