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    Sale 7555

    Scottish Art The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

    23 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 146

    John MacLauchlan Milne, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1885-1957)

    The Generous Vase

    Price Realised  


    John MacLauchlan Milne, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1885-1957)
    The Generous Vase
    signed 'MacLauchlan Milne' (lower right)
    oil on canvas-board
    19¾ x 25½ in. (50 x 64.7 cm.)

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    MacLauchlan Milne's works are very much in the tradition of the Colourists. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art and was much influenced by his time spent in France, both during the First World War and afterwards with his French wife. He worked alongside Cadell and Peploe and his paintings reflect their manner both in subject matter and palette. The present work, featuring a vase filled with summer flowers, incorporates the edge of some green shutters typical of the Mediterranean, immediately transporting the viewer to the South of France where the artist spent much of his life.

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