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C.1880-90 Robert Gemmell Hutchinson Oil Painting

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We are delighted to offer for sale this stunning original circa 1880-1890 Robert Gemmell Hutchinson R.S.A oil on canvas titled “A New Toy”

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I fell in love with this Gemmell the second I laid eyes on it. There is so much going on, its like a window to another time, I just love the facial expression and body language of the little girl waiting for a turn on the toy, the young masters cloths, the way the maid holds the toddler, something everyone with children will remember doing countless times, the furniture in the room, everything in this piece is simply glorious. The scene really captures everything his paintings were loved for which as any art buff will inform you, is what your always looking for

The painting is signed to the bottom right corner, it has a name plate to the front which is always a bonus as it proves the frame is also original, there is a gallery sticker to the rear. Its Victorian circa 1880-1890, a much larger example than most of his other works,

About the artist

Robert Gemmell Hutchison RSA RSW (1855–1936) was a Scottish landscape artist, specialising in coastal scenes.

He belongs to the school of British Impressionism. He was born in Edinburgh on 1 July 1855 the first son of George Hutchison, a brass-founder, and his wife Margaret Forman. He was educated in Edinburgh.

After first training as a seal-engraver he was encouraged to pursue oil painting and trained under James Campbell Noble at the Trustees Academy on Picardy Place. He set up his own studio at 1 India Buildings (at the top of Victoria Street) in 1878 and was instantly successful, exhibiting at the Royal Scottish Academy in 1879 and at the Royal Academy in 1881.

He shifted quickly from empty seascapes, largely of the Fife coast, to genre paintings, usually of young girls sitting on the coast.

He was elected an associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1903 and a full member in 1911. He was also elected to the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

His first one-man show in London was in December 1928 at Barbizon House, when 34 of his pictures were displayed.

In later life he lived at 14 Craighall Terrace in Musselburgh, east of Edinburgh. He returned to Edinburgh in 1912, living at 8 St Bernards Crescent in the Stockbridge area. In the 1930s he spent time with his daughter at her home in Coldingham, painting at St. Abbs.

He died at his daughter’s house on 22 August 1936. He is buried in Dean Cemetery on one of the curving paths to the south-west. His portrait is sculpted on the memorial by John Stevenson Rhind.

At the time of his death, works had been purchased by art galleries in Liverpool, Oldham, Glasgow, Bolton, Toronto, Blackpool, the Hamilton Trust, and the Fine Art Association of Canada.

An unspecified work by Hutchison was sold by Sotheby's for £32,000 in August 2001 the expected price was £10,000 to £15,000.


Height:- 54.5cm

Width:- 75cm

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£50000.00  UK
$63835.00  USA
59260.00  EU
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Date 1880-90  Late Victorian Antiques Material Oil Painting on Canvas Item code as968a1698 Status For Sale

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C.1880-90 Robert Gemmell Hutchinson Oil Painting



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