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Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937)
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Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937)

Jean Cadell at Dalserf, seated in a white dress

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Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell, R.S.A., R.S.W. (1883-1937)
Jean Cadell at Dalserf, seated in a white dress
signed and dated 'F.C.B. Cadell 12' (lower left)
oil on panel
14¾ x 18 in. (37.5 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1912.
Provenance
The Hamilton family, proprietors of Dalserf House, by whom given to Mrs Tudhope.
Literature
T. Hewlett, Cadell A Scottish Colourist, London, 1988, p. 104, pl. 90.
R. Billcliffe, The Scottish Colourists, London, 1989, no. 45. illustrated.
Exhibited
London, Fine Art Society, Centenary Exhibition, 1983, no. 20: this exhibition travelled to Edinburgh, Bourne Fine Art; and Glasgow.
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Lot Essay

Painted in 1912, the present work depicts Jean Cadell, the artist's sister who was to become a well-known actress. Bunty and Jean were extremely close as brother and sister. Their mother had died in 1908 and their father died the following year bringing Bunty and Jean even closer. They would make trips together to stay with friends and Jean often features in his paintings around this time.

The present work, showing Jean seated in profile in a white dress and flowered hat in a gentle landscape with a bright ornamental flower garden in the foreground spreading down to a distant parkland, highlights a new direction for the artist with the development of a soft, impressionistic palette.
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