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Erskine Nicol, R.S.A., A.R.A. (1825-1904)

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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.
Erskine Nicol, R.S.A., A.R.A. (1825-1904)

The Two Scotsmen

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Erskine Nicol, R.S.A., A.R.A. (1825-1904) The Two Scotsmen signed and dated 'Nicol. 1875' (lower right) oil on canvas 27 x 20½ in. (67.5 x 51.25 cm.)
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VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price plus buyer's premium.
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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In the 1870s Nicol began going to Pitlochry for the summer months where he had converted a disused church into his studio and consequently most of his subjects were Scottish during this period. Not only was he close to other Scottish genre painters in London but the critics were more receptive to these more acceptable and 'cleaner' genre scenes than those with Irish subject matter in the 1860s that had been considered lacking in descriptive details and too crude.

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