EDWARD ATKINSON HORNEL (SCOTTISH 1864-1933) IN THE BLUEBELL WOOD Oil on canvas, signed and dated 1912, 102 x 76cm (40 x 30")
Edward Atkinson Hornel was a key figure in a group of painters working in the late 19th century in and around Glasgow who revolutionised Scottish painting. Influenced by the Impressionists as well as Japanese and Dutch Art, this group of artists "The Glasgow Boys" challenged traditional subjects and methods. Hornel’s interest in strong colour applied with a palette knife resulted in a densely patterned network of strokes which became a feature of his work. This significant painting depicts a romanticised view of children among blossoms in the Galloway countryside, its textured landscape in luminous jewel- like colours. After two years of closure the Gallery at Pollock House in Glasgow will reopen with an exhibition of Hornel's work running from 17th March to 19th June 2022.
On close inspection the pigment and canvas are in good condition with no significant issues to report