Une promenade dans le parc – Paris
by John Maclauchlan Milne


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Country of origin: United Kingdom

Medium: Oil on canvas

Signed: Signed lower right & dated 1922

Dated: 1922

Condition: Very good original condition

Size: 20.00" x 24.00" (50.8cm x 61.0cm)

Framed size: 26.00" x 30.00" (66.0cm x 76.2cm)

Provenance: The Belgrave Gallery - London 1974

Further information

Milne arrived in Paris in 1919 and on seeing Paul Cezanne's paintings for the first time he was dramatically inspired and this event changed the course of his artistic career. The sombre works he created in Scotland were cast aside and a new vibrant palette of bold colour and impressionist style were introduced. He painted what he saw, en plein air and with rapid, bold brush strokes.

This very distinct Paris period is arguably his best and it saw Milne producing some of his most spontaneous and desirable work. Most of the examples from this short period in his career are small works so this represents likely the pinnacle of his artistic oeuvre.

Artist biography

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Like his father, Joe Milne, John Maclauchlan Milne was primarily a landscape painter. He was born in Edinburgh and studied at the Edinburgh College of Art, moving afterwards to Dundee. During the Great War, he served in the RFC. After the War, he returned briefly to Dundee before leaving again to study in Paris. He married a French woman and spent much time in the south of France with her at Lavardin, surviving on a stipend from the Dundee marmalade manufacturers, Keillers, in return for some of his work. With the outbreak of the Second World War, he returned to Scotland and settled finally on Arran, where he died, on 28th October 1957.

His visits to Cassis on the Cote d'Azur had brought him into contact with among others, Cadell and Peploe and there is much of the Colourist about his artistic style. His work is painted in a broad and colourful manner reminiscent of Cezanne and Van Gogh, as well as his compatriots, the Colourists. The lessons he'd learnt on the continent were applied to the familiar landscapes of his homeland in Perthshire and on the East coast to beautiful effect.

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