J Lawton Wingate RSA "Loch Ranza and Castle" Oil on canvas

Late 19th /Early 20th Century
Oil on canvas
Image: 32cm x 22cm
Frame: 47cm x 37cm
Standard Parcel
£ 2,000
Oil on Canvas painting titled Loch ranza and Castle" by J Lawton Wingate RSA, signed bottom left. Provenance from the first owner of the painting - The Lindsay Collection 1910.
A striking painting that captures the evening sunset over Loch Ranza. The way that he captures the fading glow of the sun as it gradually dips towards the horizon and succumbs to the gathering clouds is quite brilliant.
Born in Kelvinhaugh near Glasgow. In 1867 he embarked upon a tour of Italy which lasted six months during which he began painting directly from nature. Wingate lived in Hamilton before moving to Edinburgh where he met W. D. Mackay. He studied under William McTaggart and George Paul Chalmers and lived for a while at Muthill Perthshire before moving to Colinton. He mainly painted rural scenes. He went through a transition in 1910 when his landscapes increasingly became evocations of the countryside and less depictions of particular places and events. Like many other Scottish artists, visits to Arran inspired him, especially sunsets across the empty sea. Elected President RSA 1919 and in the same year received a knighthood.