Alexander Hohenlohe Burr (1835-1899)
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Alexander Hohenlohe Burr (1835-1899)

The Ebb and Flow of Life

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Alexander Hohenlohe Burr (1835-1899)
The Ebb and Flow of Life
signed and dated 'A Burr./85' (lower left) and further signed and inscribed 'The Ebb and Flow of Life (A.H. Burr)/John Henderson Esq./Towerville./Helensburgh.' (on a label on the reverse)
oil on canvas
34¼ x 26¼ in. (87.5 x 67 cm.)
Provenance
John Henderson Esq.
Exhibited
Glasgow, Royal Glasgow Institute, 1888, no. 737 (lent by John Henderson Esq.)
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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

Alexander Burr was one of the group of painters who had been a pupil of Robert Scott Lauder at the Trustees' Academy between 1852 and 1861. Their tutor had encouraged them to create their own discipline on the basis of observation and although they did not represent any radical break with the past, they were a dominant force within the flourishing Scottish art world in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Alexander, with his brother John, were amongst some members to move to London in the 1860s but they retained their stylistic links with the works of Thomas Faed and Erskine Nicol, or the early paintings of McTaggart and Chalmers.
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