Artwork by George Horne Russell,  Cottage by the River

George H. Russell
Cottage by the River

watercolour
signed lower right; signed and inscribed on the reverse of the framing: “This watercolour was given to me by Mrs. George Horne Russell as a form of ‘thank you’ for driving her to St. Andrews, N.B., about 1923” by Douglas H. Allan
6.5 x 9.75 ins ( 16.5 x 24.8 cms )

Sold for $649.00
Sale date: December 12th 2019

Provenance:
Collection of Mrs. George Horne Russell
Gift to Mr. Douglas H. Allan
Estate of Mr. Douglas H. Allan
Private Collection, Ontario (purchased from the Allan Estate)

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George Horne Russell
(1861 - 1933)

Russell, George Horne (1861-1933) was born in Banff, Scotland in 1861, son of George and Suzan (Conn) Russell. He made early choice of his career, and commenced the study of art at a local school. His talent quickly developed, and he was sent to the more advanced Aberdeen Art School, where again his progress outstripped the teaching, and he moved to London. Here he became a pupil at the celebrated South Kensington Art School, studying under Prof. Legros and Sir George Reid. He was what might be called a "sound" pupil and with native Scotch tenacity acquired a thorough grounding in the technique of his profession. He developed a decided flair for portrait painting, and was encouraged to concentrate on that branch of his art.

Pictures by Russell are in the Toronto Art Gallery [now the Art Gallery of Ontario], Montreal Art Gallery, and the National Gallery, Ottawa.

After a brief illness he died at St. Stephen, N.B. June 24th, 1933, and was buried at St. Andrews N.B. He was survived by his widow (Miss Elizabeth Morrison), one son, Norman Wells, and a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Mackenzie of Detroit, Mich.