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    Sale 7555

    Scottish Art The Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

    23 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 139

    Sir William MacTaggart, P.R.S.A., R.S.W. (1903-1981)

    Harbour scene

    Price Realised  


    Sir William MacTaggart, P.R.S.A., R.S.W. (1903-1981)
    Harbour scene
    signed 'W. MacTaggart' (lower left)
    oil on board
    13 x 16 in. (33 x 40.6 cm.)

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    Sir William MacTaggart was born in Loanhead, Midlothian, and was the grandson of the landscape painter William McTaggart. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art between 1918-21 and there became friends with Anne Redpath, William Gillies and William Crozier. Between 1923 and the start of the Second World War, MacTaggart was a frequent visitor to France and he had his first one-man exhibition at the St Andrew's Scottish Church, Cannes, in 1924. After the war he returned to Scotland where he continued to teach part-time at Edinburgh College of Art until 1956.

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    with Aitken Dott, Edinburgh.
    Sir William McEwen Younger, Bt., and thence by descent.

    Pre-Lot Text