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John Duncan Fergusson R.B.A. (1874-1961)

The Village, Montgeron

Oil on panel
Signed, titled and dated verso
10 1/2 x 13 3/4 ins


Collection of Margaret Morris Fergusson
With T & R Annan & Sons
Collection of John Donald Kelly and thence by descent

John D Kelly was the son of Sir Thomas Kelly, Lord Provost of Glasgow (1929-32). He was City Treasurer of Glasgow Corporation (1949-52) and also President of RGI, to whom he gifted the John D Kelly Gallery in 1965.

(Possibly) J.D. Fergusson, T & R Annan Galleries, Glasgow 1949
(Possibly) Paintings by J.D. Fergusson, Arts Council of Great Britain Scottish Committee, Touring Exhibition, 1954
J.D. Fergusson: The Scottish Colourist, Duncan R Miller Fine Arts, London, 2011, no.18

Fergusson visited Montgeron in the summers of 1908 and 1909.

This painting is from his first stay at Montgeron. The picture is high key with a certain paring down of geometric element. The 1907 Cezanne Retrospective had an impact on Fergusson. However, this painting shows Fergusson's confirming admiration for his earlier Impressionist heroes.

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