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East Lothian Landscape Important Early Oil Painting By John Renton (1774-1841) For Sale
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Garvald Tower, Haddingtonshire, East Lothian
Original Oil Painting on Board c.1812
by John Renton (1774-c.1841)
Exhibited; The Royal Academy, London, 1812.
Exhibited; The Arts Council of Great Britain, London, no.45.
Literature; The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland by Sir Walter Scott, (London : 1812-1815), engraved by John Greig (fl.1800-1843). The last image in the photograph section shows a copy of the engraving.
Painting - 36cm (14") x 28cm (11")
Frame - 56cm (22") x 51cm (20")
An important early landscape painting depicting figures before the tower near Garvald that is a rare example of the workof John Renton. The painting hasa wonderful history having been exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1812. The picture was produced as an engraving by John Greig for Sir Walter Scott's 1814 book The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland. More recently the painting has been exhibited by The Arts Council of Great Britain. The painting is presented in it's original exhibition frame, the frame with various inscriptions recto and with an original Arts Council label verso.
The painting is in very fine original condition though with some light surface abrasions and in need of a light clean. Presented in it's original exhibition frame, the frame sympathetically restored and in very good condition.
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Priory Fine Art specialises in 17th - 20th Century British and European Fine Art. Our team have a combined experience of over 80 years in the field of fine art. We issue a certificate of authenticity with every painting that we sell.
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East Lothian Landscape Important Early Oil Painting By John Renton (1774-1841): $620