A beautiful early antique Glasgow School Of Art oil on canvas by collected artist Arthur Allingham. Signed to verso fabulous orginal gilt wood frame dating from 1918. Great decorators piece with provenance. Titled No 1 The Glade.
72cm x 51cm.
By the end of the nineteenth century, Glasgow’s reputation as a wealthy, industrial powerhouse was well established and the city’s designers and artists, such as the so-called Glasgow Boys, were beginning to gain recognition. The Glasgow School of Art was growing in success, spurred on by the energy of its charismatic Headmaster, Francis Newbery (1855-1946). The School employed staff from across the UK and Europe to offer the best tuition to its students. Classes were developed to provide hands-on training in textiles, metalwork, and sculpture and, in the early 1900s, a four year diploma course was introduced. In addition to new developments in the curriculum, The Glasgow School of Art Club was active in encouraging students to socialise, sketch, and to put on musical and theatrical events.
This period also saw the development of The Glasgow Style, a distinctive approach to design which used stylised, linear and flowing motifs based on nature. It helped to boost GSA’s international reputation and to support the growing recognition of work by female artists and designers.
The opening of GSA’s new building in 1909, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928), is perhaps the most lasting legacy from this period.
This fabulous art work is typical of the period and will have been painted after Mackintosh opened the new building in 1909.
As a genuine antique/vintage item there is wear and use commensurate with age. Some wooden products may have signs of historic woodworm. As a precaution we apply a clear triple action woodworm treatment that also kills wet rot, dry rot and woodworm. Please look at all the images carefully and ask any questions pre purchase as we do not unfortunately offer refunds due to the size and shipping costs of our antiques/items. All our items are available on line at Search & Rescued and other online stores.