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George Fiddes Watt
Portrait of Muriel Sutherland Playing Badminton- Scottish Edwardian Oil Painting

circa 1910

$19,754.23

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This charming Edwardian Scottish full length portrait oil painting is by noted Scottish portrait artist George Fiddes Watt. Painted circa 1910, the sitter is Muriel Sutherland, daughter of J B Sutherland. Muriel, aged about 9 years old, is stood in an interior, holding a shuttlecock and racket to play badminton and gazing at the viewer. A lovely portrait of a young girl playing a sport. Signed lower left. Provenance. Sussex estate. Aiken Dott - Edinburgh Gallery Label verso Condition. Oil on canvas. Unframed size is 52 inches by 30 inches and in good condition. Frame. Housed in a complementary gilt frame. Framed size is 60 inches by 38 inches and in good condition. George Fiddes Watt (1873-1960) was a Scottish portrait painter and engraver, born in Aberdeen. Watt studied art at Gray's School of Art, Edinburgh and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. He was elected to the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in 1924 and received an honorary LL.D. degree from the University of Aberdeen in 1955. Watt was sculpted by Henry Snell Gamley in 1912, Watt's son Albert having been sculpted by Gamley four years previously. A bronze statue of Watt by Thomas Bayliss Huxley-Jones, made in 1942, is in Aberdeen. Watt's large output includes paintings of many of the famous people of his time in Britain. An exception among the many portraits is a landscape, J. P. Inverarity Mauled by a Lioness, Somaliland. Portraits. Lawyers: Viscount Haldane (Lincoln's Inn), Viscount Reading (Middle Temple). Scientists: Sir J. J. Thomson (Royal Society). Politicians: H.H. Asquith, A.J. Balfour (National Portrait Gallery),Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon. Academics: Thomas Martin Lindsay. Mezzotint engravings: Robert Bannatyne Finlay (Royal Courts of Justice). Collections and exhibitions: Watt's work was exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1906 to 1930. His portrait of his mother is in the Tate Gallery's collection. Exhibited: Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts 26, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool 16, Royal Society of Portrait Painters 45, Royal Academy London 32, Royal Scottish Academy 99.

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  • Creator
    George Fiddes Watt (1873 - 1960, Scottish)
  • Creation Year
    circa 1910
  • Dimensions
    Height: 60 in. (152.4 cm)Width: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU85317503112

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