SIR DAVID MURRAY R.A. H.R.S.A. R.S.W. P.R.I.
1849 – 1933
Autumn Gently Tints The Glen
Oil on canvas
Exhibited at the Royal Academy 1917 … no 210.
Signed and dated … David Murray
Inscribed on the reverse with title and home address of artist.
Frame size: 39½ x 46¼ inches / 100.35 x 117.5 cm
Stock Number: ab176/spr12
Sir David Murray was a Scottish landscape painter. Born in Glasgow. Spent his early years studying design and art at the Glasgow School of Art during the evenings whilst working during the day as an administrator in a manufacturing establishment. From thence he moved to London where he soon became a successful artist, exhibiting at The Royal Academy, Sydney Street and at The Grosvenor Gallery. He was nominated as an associate at The Royal Scottish Academy in 1881, associate of The Royal Watercolor Society in 1886 and associate of the Royal Academy in London in 1891 (full academician in 1905. He exhibited in Paris in 1889 where he gained the Bronze Medal. His landscapes are realistic and painted in a broad and vigorous style.
‘In the Country of Constable’ RA 1903 was bought for the Nation by the Chancery Bequest.
At his death he left a bequest to the RA to encourage landscape painters.