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    Sale 7555

    Scottish Art The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

    23 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 148

    Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937)

    Kirkconnell, Newabbey

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    Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937)
    Kirkconnell, Newabbey
    signed 'F.C.B. Cadell' (lower left)
    oil on canvas-board
    18 x 14¾ in. (45.7 x 37.5 cm.)
    Painted in 1914.


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    Early in 1914 Cadell's application to join the army failed, which led him to spend several months working on a farm near Dumfries in an attempt to improve his fitness. He passed the medical board's examination later in the year and joined the Royal Scot's Guards.

    In the present work his use of colour captures the effect of the sunlight on the rural scene, and is evidence of the influence of the Impressionists on his work when he was working in Paris during the early 20th century.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that Cadell joined the Royal Scots and not as stated in the catalogue entry.