F. E. Jamieson - Fine Scottish Highlands Painting Loch & Mountains Isle of Arran
F. E. Jamieson - Fine Scottish Highlands Painting Loch & Mountains Isle of Arran
F. E. Jamieson - Fine Scottish Highlands Painting Loch & Mountains Isle of Arran
F. E. Jamieson - Fine Scottish Highlands Painting Loch & Mountains Isle of Arran
F. E. Jamieson - Fine Scottish Highlands Painting Loch & Mountains Isle of Arran

F. E. Jamieson - Fine Scottish Highlands Painting Loch & Mountains Isle of Arran

Product code: GMP 3395
£225.50
£250.00

Product information

"The Isle of Arran"
by F. E. Jamieson (British 1895-1950)
signed, lower left with pseudonym "W. Richards"
oil painting on canvas, original gilt frame


 
framed: 21 by 29 inches

Fine antique original oil painting by the well listed and highly collected British artist, F. E. Jamieson (1895-1950). The work is signed to the lower left "W. Richards", which was one of Jamieson's more favoured pseudonyms.

Depicting one of Jamieson's favourite subjects - the Scottish Highlands, the work is titled to the verso telling us it is the beautiful Isle of Arran. Beautiful light in the far distance, casting shadows upon the rugged hills to the right.




Mr. Jamieson was largely a painter of Scottish landscapes and loch scenes. Very few facts are known of his life, though we are fortunate to know a few details. Born in 1895, Jamieson lived on the south coast of England and was contracted to a large department store to supply them with his paintings. He was an ambitious man and keen to sell more works than through just one shop. In order to do this, he started to sign his works with pseudonyms other than his own name, in order that he could sell his work to a wider audience. It worked...and it is considered that Jamieson used up to 15 different names on his paintings.

In addition to selling through furniture shops, Jamieson would travel door to door offering his paintings to housewives and private buyers. In our years of researching the artist, we heard one story related to us by an old customer who remembers that Jamieson started selling door to door travelling by bicycle...by the end of his career, he was selling door to door in his Bentley motor car.

In order to increase his output, Jamieson would often paint the same scene and subject many times over. His favourite area of Scotland was Loch Lomond and the Trossochs National Park, where he painted literally thousands of highland scenes, some of which numerous times. It was quite rare for him to include the human figure or cattle, though they do appear in more select works. Jamieson's favourite canvas size was 16 x 24 inches; sometimes going to 20 x 30 inches and rarely 12 x 20 inches and 20 x 24 inches. He often titled his works in pencil to the wooden stretcher bars, which have often been covered by framers but can often be found by removing the framers masking tape.

Condition report:
The painting is in overall good condition though has paint loss to the central area - which when viewed from a few feet away simply looks like Highland mists or snow! Small puncture above that to canvas. Cleaning would improve this painting.

Technical specifications

Product Code GMP 3395

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