The Milkmaid Hugh Munro (1873-1928)

GBP 4,850.00

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Object Description

Original Oil painting by 20th Century Scottish artist Hugh Munro.
An artist who was also a critic, Munro was a great proponent of the loosely affiliated group of Scottish artists known as ‘The Glasgow Boys’. I’ve always championed his work, and tried to acquire everything that comes on to the market – not so easy now that his prices have started to rise. His works can be very modern in the style of Hornel and Guthrie but this is a gentler pastoral subject, looking back to the 1880s rather than the 1920s when it was probably painted. Rural life hadn’t changed much up until the Great War and comely young milk maids were a popular inspiration for many of the leading painters of the day. There seemed to be an insatiable demand from landowners requiring reassuring pictures of the bucolic life of their rural dependents. The clogs are a nice touch.
Available at Panter and Hall.

Object History

Exhibited at Panter and Hall ‘A Dealer’s Eye II’ 2021.
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Exhibited at our Annual Scottish Show 2021
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Born in Glasgow, Hugh Munro worked for the artist Charles Hodge Mackie cutting woodblocks, and later became a successful landscape and figure painter. He exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Glasgow Institute, where he was an elected member and, for a time, he was the art critic of the Glasgow Herald. His work is sometimes associated with the Glasgow Boys and their circle – indeed, when Munro died his widow married the Galloway painter W S MacGeorge.

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