`St. Fillans, Perthshire` 1914
Charles Gustav Louis Phillips (1864-1944)
A fine Impressionist watercolour by Scottish artist Charles Gustav Louis Phillips depicting a view of the the river Earn at St.Fillans in Perthshire. St. Fillans is at the Eastern end of Loch Earn, and from here the river winds its way through a series of water meadows with the hills above. I think this is St. Fillan `s Hill in the background with Bioran Beag in the background. Much of this area is now occupied by the famous St.Fillans golf course with its lovely views. The painting is watercolour with highlights in pastel, which give a vibrancy typical of Scottish impressionist works. Signed lower right with Phillips distinctive signature. The painting is housed in a banded silver and gilt frame which complements the painting well.
Charles Gustav Louis Phillips was born of Scottish parents in Montivideo, South America, and returned to Scotland at an early age. He studied in Dundee under W.H.Grubb. Most of his work depicts Scotland, especially the area around Dundee where he lived, and he produced many etchings in addition to paintings. He exhibited widely and showed many works at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Glasgow Institute during his career. His son William Sangster Phillips inherited a large body of works which he bequeathed to the Dundee Heritage Trust shortly before his death in 2001. Many of these are on show at the Verdant Works Museum and the Discovery Point Museum in Dundee. William also set up an Art Scholarship in memory of his father at Dundee University for promising students.
|Image size||3.5 x 10 inches||Provenance||signed lower right and dated, titled left|
|Overall size||23 x 19 inches|
|Age||1914||Price||SOLD OCT0BER 2015|