Alexander Jamieson The Tuileries Gardens and the Rue de Rivoli 1901–2

Artwork details

Artist
Alexander Jamieson 1873–1937
Title
The Tuileries Gardens and the Rue de Rivoli
Date 1901–2
Medium Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 610 x 813 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Mrs E.L. Shute 1937
Reference
N04882
Not on display

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Jamieson first went to paint in France in 1895 when he won a scholarship from Glasgow School of Art. From at least the beginning of the century he exhibited views of French towns and harbours, which were enlarged from small studies in oil on panel which he painted directly on the spot. In 1910 he was regarded in the pages of 'Studio' magazine as a leading British Impressionist, and after his exhibition at the Carfax Gallery in 1912 these landscapes were popular. He has since been all but forgotten.

August 2004

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