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Adam Bruce Thomson, R.S.A., P.R.S.W. (1885-1976)

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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.
Adam Bruce Thomson, R.S.A., P.R.S.W. (1885-1976)

The Mill on the water of Leith, Colinton, Edinburgh

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Adam Bruce Thomson, R.S.A., P.R.S.W. (1885-1976) The Mill on the water of Leith, Colinton, Edinburgh signed 'A B Thomson' (lower left), signed again and inscribed 'Adam Bruce Thomson/149 Warrender Pk Rd/Edinburgh./"THE MILL"' (on the reverse) and stamped with studio stamp 'Studio No. 07' (on the reverse) oil on canvas laid down on panel 20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.) Painted in 1930
Provenance
The Artist's Family.
Exhibited
Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Academy, 1932, no. 242.
Edinburgh, Aitken, Dott & Sons, Centenary Exhibition, January -February 1985, no. 7.
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.

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Adam Bruce Thomson was born in Edinburgh in 1885. He studied at the Trustees' Academy and then at the newly-established Edinburgh College of Art where he was awarded diplomas in architecture, drawing and painting as well as scholarships which enabled him to travel to Spain, Holland and Paris. After serving in the army in the First World War Thomson returned to Edinburgh College of Art to teach Composition and other subjects, retiring in 1950. His colleagues and friends at the College included Sir William Gillies, Sir William MacTaggart, John Maxwell and other leading members of the Edinburgh School. Thomson was made a Royal Scottish Academician in 1936 and was President of the Royal Scottish Society of Watercolours from 1956-1963. He painted mainly in the Highlands and Islands, the Borders and Edinburgh.

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