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William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1835-1910)
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William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1835-1910)

Children on a beach

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William McTaggart, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1835-1910) Children on a beach
signed and dated 'WMcTaggart/1877' (lower right)
watercolour and bodycolour
13 x 20 in. (33 x 50.8 cm.)
Special Notice

No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 17.5% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.
Notice to Buyers Resident in Scotland Payment and collections may be made immediately following the end of the sale until 7.00pm. Collections may be made on Friday, 27 October 2000 from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm, after which all lots purchased by Scottish residents will be transported free of charge to either our Glasgow office, tel 44(0)141 332 8134 or to our Edinburgh office, tel 44(0)131 225 4756 where they will be available from 9.00 am on Monday, 30 October. Notice to Buyers outside Scotland Purchases made by buyers with addresses outside Scotland will be transferred to Christie's, 8 King Street, London SW1, for collection from noon on Monday, 30 October 2000. Purchases are only insured for a period of seven working days following the sale.

Lot Essay

Born near Campbeltown, the son of a crofter, William McTaggart studied at The Trustees' Academy in Edinburgh. A painter of coastal scenes, he established a broad style, exceptional for the day in its freedom of expression. By the late 1870s, when the present composition was painted, he worked in Carnoustie on the east coast in the spring and early summer and at Machrihanish on the west coast in the autumn. He died in Midlothian in 1910.
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