John Bulloch Souter Portrait Painting - The Pink Bonnet - Scottish oil pastel portrait painting, probably artist's wife
See this artwork in context
View In Room
1 of 3 images

John Bulloch Souter
The Pink Bonnet - Scottish oil pastel portrait painting, probably artist's wife

1931

About

A fine large very soft focus and sensual pastel oil portrait painting by John Bulloch Souter. This super evocative 1930's painting depicts a woman, purported to be his wife, in pink bonnet. This is a fine example of an early 20th century Scottish portrait painting. It is just lovely, a good size and signed. This wouldn't be out of place in Kelvingrove Gallery in Glasgow. Signed upper right and dated 1931. Fine period frame, 32 inches by 24 inches and in good condition. Provenance. Scottish Collection. John Bulloch Souter (1890-1972) was born in Aberdeen, Scotland where he studied at Gray’s School of Art. A travelling scholarship allowed him to visit the continent, where he was much impressed by Velasquez, Chardin and Vermeer. After serving in the Royal Medical Corps during World War I, he soon married and moved to London. It was during this post-war period that he made his name as a portrait painter; his subjects included such personalities as Ivor Novello, Gladys Cooper and Fay Compton. He exhibited at Redfern Gallery, the Fine Art Society, Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy where his notorious painting The Breakdown was shown in 1926. During World War II he worked in the Censorship Department as a translator whilst also restoring paintings at Windsor Castle. He returned to Aberdeen in 1952, where he remained.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Dimensions

    H 24 in. x W 18 in.

    H 60.96 cm x W 45.72 cm

  • Gallery location
    London, GB
  • Reference number
    LU85313043373

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping

    Global Shipping Available

    View details
  • Return Policy

    This item can be returned within 14 days of delivery.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2018
Typical response time: 9 hrs
Located in London, GB
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Countess of Cranbrook with Statue - Scottish 20...
John Bulloch Souter
1930s Realist Portrait Paintings
Oil
Madrid - Scottish artist oil painting street sc...
John Bulloch Souter
20th Century Impressionist Figurative Paintings
Oil
Lady Helen Roger - Scottish Glasgow artist oil ...
Herbert James Gunn
Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings
Oil
Sir Alexander Roger - Scottish Glasgow artist o...
Herbert James Gunn
Mid-20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings
Oil
You May Also Like
Study for a Child's Portrait
Susanne Renate Granitsch
Realist Portrait Paintings
Pastel
Livres et Timbale
Antonio Matallana
21st Century and Contemporary Realist Still-life Paintings
Canvas, Oil Crayon
Adele
Christina Major
21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings
Oil Crayon
Portrait of a Woman in Profile
Louise Williams Jackson
Early 20th Century Realist Portrait Paintings
Paper, Pastel
Man of Industry
Jirayr Hamparzoom Zorthian
1930s Realist Portrait Paintings
Oil
Marie Chantal "La Femme Belle"
David Ruhe
Early 2000s Realist Portrait Paintings
Canvas, Acrylic
Judy in Profile, Framed
kenny harris
21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings
Oil, Panel
Woman with Basket and Fruit (Couwenburgh)
Jonathan Adams
21st Century and Contemporary Realist Portrait Paintings
Canvas, Oil

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries