william and constance mair by arthur percy dixon oil portrait painting of children

William and Constance Mair by Arthur Percy Dixon Oil Portrait Painting Of Children


| $7,430 USD | €6,657 EUR

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A charming early circa 1910 oil portrait on canvas in an oval mount depicting William and Constance Mair by Arthur Percy Dixon (act. 1884-1917).
ABOUT ARTIST : Arthur Percy Dixon (act. 1884-1917)
Dixon was a well-regarded painter of portraits, scenes and landscapes who studied at The Royal Scottish Academy Life School. He began his studies in Hull before his family moved to Edinburgh where he spent much of his life. His studio was based at 47 York Place and he exhibited widely including in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.
This fine example of Edwardian portraiture was almost certainly a commission and probably painted during Dixon’s time in Edinburgh. Here we see the young Constance sitting on a chair and holding open a book while her older brother looks over towards the coloured plates displayed within it.
An obituary in The Scotsman from 1917 refers to him as a popular character: “Noone could fail to admire his genial, kindly nature. He had gone in the full fruition of his art.”
The portrait is signed/dated and housed within a splendid foliate frame which is probably the original..
Medium: Oil on canvas
Year of creation: 1910
Provenance: England
Overall the painting is in lovely order after a light clean.
The frame has light wear as expected with age and no losses or repairs.
Artist’s auction highlight: £14,000 achieved for “An Edinburgh Flower Market” at Christie’s in 1995.
Height : 38 Inches ( 96 cm )
Width : 36 Inches ( 91cm )
UK By Man & Van Private Courier £80
Worldwide By Air Freight Europe £200 / USA £280
Quote Ref : SOR/CLC/077
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Height = 96 cm (38")
Width = 91 cm (36")
Depth = 7 cm (3")

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