Autumn Kinnordy

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James McIntosh Patrick
Born Dundee, 1907-1998

Autumn Kinnordy, 1936

Oil on canvas
Presented 1946 by the Hon. Mrs Charles H. Lyell in memory of Capt. the Hon. Charles Anthony, Lord Lyell of Kinnordy, VC, and the men of the Scottish Regiments who fell in the 1939-45 War
Museum number 25-1946

McIntosh Patrick is one of the city’s most celebrated artists. He first found success as an etcher but the market for etchings collapsed during the Great Depression prompting him to concentrate on painting.

'Autumn, Kinnordy', 1936, is the third in the artist’s celebrated Four Seasons series which made Patrick’s reputation as a landscape painter. The others are 'Winter in Angus', 1935 in the Tate, London, 'Springtime in Eskdale', 1935 in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and 'Midsummer in East Fife', 1936 in Aberdeen Art Gallery.

The four paintings are ‘composite’ pictures, based on sketches of landscape features which were later worked up in the studio into elaborate, realist compositions. Based on a watercolour made on the spot, the view in this painting is from Castle Hill, Kinnordy. It is an accurate depiction of the rolling countryside which stretches away to the north-east towards Laurencekirk.

Autumn Kinnordy
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