15 December 2010
Samuel John Lamorna Birch, R.A., R.W.S. (1869-1955)
Summer Evening, The Still Pool, Deveron, near Rothiemay
signed 'S. J. Lamorna Birch' (lower left) and inscribed 'The Still Pool Deveron/Summer Evening' (on the reverse)
oil on board
16 x 13 in. (40.6 x 33 cm.)
with the Fine Art Society, 1955, 'S. J. Birch Memorial Exhibition'.
with David Messum Fine Art, 'British Impressions, The Progress of Impressionism, 1880-1940', no. 61.
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Lamorna Birch was a keen angler; he frequently dammed the streams of the Lamorna Valley for fishing, and for holidays frequented the Spey in Inverness, or the Deveron, in Aberdeenshire, depicted here near Rothiemay.
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