SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
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SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
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This lot will be removed to our storage facility a… Read more THE CROQUET PARTY: A MASTERPIECE BY SIR JOHN LAVERY
SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)

The Croquet Party

SIR JOHN LAVERY, R.A., R.S.A., R.H.A. (1856-1941)
The Croquet Party
signed and dated 'J. Lavery/ 93.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
36 x 72 in. (91.4 x 182.9 cm.)
Painted in 1890-93.
Sir Jack Stewart-Clark, Paisley and Dundas Castle, and by descent.
with Bourne Fine Art, Edinburgh, where purchased by the present owner in May 1995.
‘The Grafton Gallery’, London Evening Standard, 20 January 1894, p. 2.
‘The Grafton Galleries’, The Times, 20 January 1894, p. 10.
‘Art: The Grafton Gallery’, The Weekly Dispatch, 21 January 1894, p. 6.
‘The Grafton Gallery’, Truth, 25 January 1894, p. 207.
‘The Grafton Gallery’, The Glasgow Herald, 30 January 1894, p. 4.
J.L. Caw, 'A Phase of Scottish Art', The Art Journal, 1894, pp. 78-79, illustrated as 'Croquet'.
'By Special Wire’, Dundee Advertiser, 2 February 1895, p. 5.
'Institute of the Fine Arts’, Glasgow Herald, 2 February 1895, p. 7.
‘Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts’, Dundee Courier, 6 February 1895, p. 4.
Scottish Referee, 8 February 1895, p. 2.
‘Exhibition of the paintings at the Art Institute’, The Gentlewoman, 16 February 1895, p. 104.
E.R. Pennell, 'Art in Glasgow', Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 90, no. 537, February 1895, p. 418.
'The Art Institute Show’, Quiz, Vol. 28, 28 March 1895, p. 201.
‘Glasgow Art in Scottish Exhibitions’, The Manchester Guardian, 15 April 1895, p. 8.
D. Martin, The Glasgow School of Painting, 1897, p. 40, as 'Croquet'.
‘The Glasgow School of Painting’, Edinburgh Review, Vol. CCCXCVIII, October 1901, p. 498.
J.S. Little, ‘A Cosmopolitan Painter: John Lavery’, The Studio, Vol. XXVII, 1903, p. 115, illustrated as 'A Portrait Group'.
W. Shaw-Sparrow, John Lavery And His Work, Boston, 1912, p. 153, 177.
W. Buchanan, exhibition catalogue, The Glasgow Boys: Part 2, Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Council Gallery, 1971, p. 28.
Exhibition catalogue, Sir John Lavery R.A. 1856-1941, Edinburgh, The Fine Art Society, 1984, p. 23, as 'Croquet'.
R. Billcliffe, The Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts 1861-1989, Vol. 3, Glasgow, 1992, p. 22, as 'Croquet - a portrait group'.
K. McConkey, Sir John Lavery, Edinburgh, 1993, pp. 61-62, 89-90, 223, pl. 63 as 'Croquet - A Portrait Group'.
Exhibition catalogue, The Pursuit of Leisure: Victorian Depictions of Pastimes, Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, 1997, p. 50, no. 42, illustrated as 'The Croquet Match'.
K. McConkey, Sir John Lavery: a painter and his word, Edinburgh, 2010, pp. 50-52, 79, 93, fig. 58.
London, Grafton Galleries, Fourth Exhibition, January - March 1894, no. 292, as 'Croquet'.
Glasgow, Royal Institute of the Fine Arts, 1895, no. 315, as 'Croquet - a portrait group'.
Glasgow, International Exhibition, 1901, no. 456.
Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, The Pursuit of Leisure: Victorian Depictions of Pastimes, November - December 1997, no. 42, as 'The Croquet Match': this exhibition travelled to Exeter, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, December - March 1998.
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