Vibrant fisher village painting probably depicts Auchmithie’s shore

A week or two ago I mentioned the frequency of local items popping up in the most distant salesrooms. Here’s another one – a scene by Newtyle artist William Bradley Lamond that was brought to a German sales room by a collector in the Ruhr area.

Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches, but nicely wider in its well-gilded frame. Fisher Village is signed “WB Lamond” on the lower left. Lamond had a studio in Auchmithie near Arbroath, and while he’s by no means a regular in the area, I think it might be a glimpse of his bank.

Lamond was born in Newtyle in 1857. His father was a train driver on the Dundee-Perth route and led the family to Dundee in 1864. With no formal training, he developed his artistic skills by painting portraits, including the Bard o ‘Paton Lane, the great William McGonagall.

© Mhairi Edwards Norman Watson.

He soon turned to rural landscapes and eventually produced beautiful seascapes in and around Auchmithie. He also joined the turn of the century picturesque crowd that occupied east Neuk.

When he died in Dundee in 1924, artist friends raised funds for a memorial exhibition opened a year later by Sir Harry Lauder in the McManus Galleries. It featured 50 sold works by Sir William Russell Flint, EA Hornel, and Robert Gemmell Hutchison, as well as over 100 of Lamond’s paintings on loan from patrons and friends in his adopted country.

Lamond’s colorful, powerfully and powerfully painted scenes have maintained this popularity. I have a neighbor with a dozen!

Fisher Village will be auctioned this weekend in the Hargesheim art auctions in Düsseldorf with a reserve of 250 euros.

Fishing village by WB Lamond (Hargesheimer, Düsseldorf).

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The Glasgow School Panel is an impressive example of this type

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