Lamond, William Bradley

William Bradley Lamond RBA (Scottish)
1857 – 1924
The Lookout, Authmithie, watercolor, signed l/r, 7″ x 10″ sight, 14.5″ x 17.25″ frame

The Lookout, Authmithie, watercolor, signed.
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The Lookout, Authmithie, watercolor, signed, framed.
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Both watercolor and frame are in excellent condition. Purchased from The Fine Art Society, 12 Great King St., Edinburgh, in 1976.

W. B. Lamond was a Dundee artist, born in Newtyle, Angus. He made his reputation as a portrait painter but later turned to landscapes and seascapes. His landscapes have been described as “vigorous impressionistic scenes in oil – with a strong use of color.” The same could be said for this watercolor! Lamond was elected RBA in 1906 and exhibited at the RA, RSA, and GA. His work has been included in many public and private collections.

Lamond was in Dundee, in 1908,where he held an exhibition of his latest work in his new studio at 3 Constitution Road; the following year he moved to 27 Bank Street where he would remain for the rest of his life. In 1915 he gained a celebrity patron in the person of music hall legend Harry Lauder, who commissioned two paintings from him and visited him periodically in Dundee or Auchmithie, his summer home. A bust of Lamond by the sculptor Charles Adamson is now in Dundee’s Art Galleries & Museums’ collections- credit Wikipedia

Auction prices for Lamond’s works at auction have ranged from $181 to $9,049. This watercolor was purchased over forty-five years ago for £45 (about $115 at the time).

Estimate: $750. Not for sale at this time.

Authmithie from the shore.
Authmithie from the shore.