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Masterpieces by the Scottish Colourists to Lead Sotheby’s London Sale

LONDON.- On Thursday, 22 April 2010, the first of Sotheby’s biannual London sales of Scottish Pictures in 2010 will include a group of important works by the Scottish Colourists that unequivocally demonstrates the pivotal position occupied by these artists in the formative years of British modernism during the early decades of the twentieth century. The group comprises Samuel John Peploe (1871-1935), Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883-1937), George Leslie Hunter (1877-1931) and John Duncan Fergusson (1874-1961), and following extended sojourns in Paris and the South of France, they took the groundbreaking innovations in pictorial space and colour by artists such as Cézanne, Van Gogh and Matisse to forge their own path, continuing to respond to French developments in a way unrivaled by English artists of the period. All of the sale’s offerings will be exhibited at Edinburgh’s Mansfield Traquair