John A. Henderson Tarbet

John A. Henderson Tarbet (British) 1864 – 1937
Sheep in Highland landscape, watercolor, signed l/l,
14″ x 20″ sight, 26″ x 31.5″ frame

Sheep in Highland landscape, watercolor, signed.
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Sheep in Highland landscape, watercolor, signed, framed.
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Estimate: $750. NFS.

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Mounted in a fine Larson Juhl frame, Sheep in a Highland landscape is in excellent condition. Highland Croft was framed when purchased from a High Street gallery in Edinburgh c. 1994.

Highland Croft, watercolor, unsigned, framed.

Highland Croft, watercolor, unsigned.
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Highland Croft, watercolor, unsigned, framed.
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Estimate: $550. NFS.

Henderson Tarbet was a prolific Edinburgh painter of landscapes, mountain, loch and moorland in oil and watercolor. He exhibited at RSA, RA, RHA and RGI and was an active member of the Scottish Art Club. source – The Dictionary of Scottish Painters 1600 – 1960. Examples of this artist’s work are exhibited in at least two British museums.

Note: Both watercolors were photographed under glass and do not adequately depict the masterly contrast of color and light the artist captured in these superb examples of his work. Light reflections from the glass are particularly noticeable in Sheep in Highland landscape. The framed image of Highland Croft is the most accurate depiction of that watercolor.

Auction estimates for this artist are typically in the $400 – $1200 range and the auction record is $7,277. While Henderson Tarbet was primarily a watercolorist, his oils were equally proficient and the prices significantly higher than his watercolors which are generally of smaller dimensions.

Also by this artist:

Highland Landscape – Oil on canvas
Gallery Oldham
Loch Tay Through the Trees – Oil on canvas
Image credit: Perth & Kinross Council
Drawing the Nets – Oil on canvas
Image credit: Perth & Kinross Council
Cramond Ferry – Oil on Canvas
On the Spey – Watercolor
Scottish Coastal Village – Watercolor
Castle Sinclair, Girnigoe, Near Wick,1900 – Watercolor
Untitled (On the Canal) – Watercolor


Images often do not adequately represent quality or condition. Reflections off glass or varnished surfaces sometimes alter color and clarity. All listings are fully guaranteed to be as described, however, and may be returned for a full refund (for any reason) within 30 days of purchase.

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