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    Sale 7555

    Scottish Art The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

    23 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 79

    Vincent Balfour Brown (1880-1963)

    The sheep fence: A stag, hind and sheep in the highlands

    Price Realised  

    Vincent Balfour Brown (1880-1963)
    The sheep fence: A stag, hind and sheep in the highlands
    signed with initials and dated 'V.B.B./1911' (lower right) and inscribed 'The Sheep Fence' (on the reverse)
    pencil and watercolour heightened with touches of bodycolour
    11¾ x 19 in. (11¾ x 48.2 cm.)


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    Balfour-Browne specialised in the painting of sporting subjects set in dramatic Scottish landscapes. He lived mainly in Dumfriesshire and was a keen deer-stalker for many years. There is a tale, quite possibly apocryphal, that he and his contemporary Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935) made an agreement that Balfour-Browne would not paint birds if Thorburn agreed not to paint deer.

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