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John Duncan Fergusson: Fleurs (1908)

Lovely, lovely paintings. Reminds me slightly of Roualt.

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John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961), Fleurs, oil on board laid on panel, 20 x 17¾ in. (50.8 x 45.1 cm.), Painted circa 1908. Source: Christie’s

In 1907, with his interest in the advancement of contemporary art in Paris and frustration with conservative Scotland, an inheritance following his father’s death in 1906 allowed Fergusson to move to Paris permanently.

Fleurs wonderfully epitomises the dramatic effect the European influences had on Fergusson’s work: a lighter palette, flattening of form and a heavy use of outlining in his dark red and blue aesthetic, a stark contrast to his earlier works.

Christie’s

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John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961), Fleurs, oil on board laid on panel, 20 x 17¾ in. (50.8 x 45.1 cm.), Painted circa 1908. Source: Christie’s, detail.

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  • John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961)
  • Fleurs
  • oil on board laid on panel
  • 20 x 17¾ in…

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